The Village Archive at Advent Christian Village at Dowling Park, Florida is delighted to open a new exhibit in celebration of Florida Archive Month.
The Dowling Sawmill Exhibit celebrates the 1898-1930 sawmill that Thomas and Robert Dowling established at Dowling Park. It was the largest mill in Florida at the time. It produced 60,000 linear feet of lumber per day and averaged in stock 11,300,000 feet of lumber.
The Village Archive is open to the public three days a week. If you’re visiting Suwannee County make arrangements to stop by the Archive for a visit.
The Brooks Archive adjoins the Kennon Public Library located on the campus of Advent Christian Village. This is a unique relationship between a public library and a non-profit organization.