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Historic Gloucester mill temporarily stabilized

A portion of Gloucester’s Cow Creek Mill collapsed recently, making it necessary to remove the damaged back section of the top floor last week.

Owner Tommy DuBose said he not only removed the collapsed section, but he also jacked up the front half of the second floor of the four-story structure and did some work on stabilizing the foundation. He said the work provided a temporary solution until he can repair or replace the part of the structure he removed.

DuBose said the last time he did any work to the building was around 2010, when he provided some foundation stabilization, but he said life hasn’t been so kind to him since then, and he hasn’t been able to do a whole lot more.

“I would still like to see it renovated and not torn down,” he said. “There’s still a lot of work to do, but I think it can be saved.”

DuBose received title to the property in 2000 from Susan Fary Finkel of Real Estate Settlement and Title Services. He said at that time that he would house his Oath...

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