Historic Photo

Nov 10, 2019

In late November 1929, the Saco Valley Canning Co. announced it was shipping eight refrigerator cars loaded with the factory’s canned corn and beans to Cincinnati. That year the plant packed nearly one million cans, double the previous year’s output. During bean canning season, it employed 140 women, and during corn canning time, 70 people. Built in 1911, this factory closed in 1932 and the buildings were razed. The lot was used to build a new shoe factory — now The Belfast Center or, as it is commonly known, “the red and white building” on High Street.


Photograph courtesy of the Belfast Museum.

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