The Talcott Brothers’ Mill is the focal point of the Talcottville Historic District, a remarkably intact nineteenth century manufacturing village listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The building, located at 47 Main Street in Vernon, Connecticut, is sited parallel to the Tankehoosen River. The mill consists of a 2-1/2 story wood frame and brick masonry building with shallow-pitched roof with cornice returns, a central stair-and-bell tower with an open belfry, and numerous additions added between 1880 and 1920. The conversion of the mill to residential apartments, commercial office, and warehouse space had its challenges, as each building was constructed using different methods and a multitude of unforeseen deficient structural conditions were present.
The bell tower, the most prominent architectural feature, was stabilized and structurally modified to accept the restored belfry, which was removed from the tower to be repaired on the ground.
The mill, an important historic building, once at risk of collapsing and becoming a memory, is again an invaluable asset to the Talcottville Historic District and Town of Vernon.