Childsdale paper mill in the process of rezoning for new use

The Rockford Paperboard Company property today. The business in the Rogue River valley began as a sawmill, which declined in prosperity after Smith Lapham built one upstream where the Rockford dam is today. The sawmill was abandoned and purchased by H. B. Childs in 1866, who turned the facility into a paper mill.

Church considers rehabilitation of riverfront structure by BETH ALTENA On Monday, March 7, Plainfield Township trustees described the progress of a potential rehabilitation of a historic 17.58 acre property and former paper mill at 7700 Childsdale Avenue. BridgeWay Pastor Ron Aulbach said current owners, Rockford Paperboard Company, have offered to donate the waterfront property to […]