Jaite Paper Mill



Jaite Paper Mill

Where: Ohio

When: December 2005

Status: Abandoned


This is a really really old one. I have no idea how I forgot to add this, but I did. I went to the Jaite Paper Mill a couple of years ago. I think it was 2005, but it may have even been 2004. I don't remember exactly. I called off work one day toward the end of the year because I had to use my days up, and I headed toward Cleveland. I surprisingly didn't have any trouble finding it, even though its strangely stranded in the middle of the woods. What little I know about this place, I learned from the net...

The mill was open in 1909 and closed in 1984. It employed quite a few people, up to 250 at one point, and produced a whole bunch of paper... 8 tons per day. The mill closed simply due to competition. I believe that they may have also been feeling pressure from the unimaginable number of deer that had moved in to the woods near the mill. I couldn't get over the number deer that I saw. They were actually starting to intimidate me by the time I left the mill.

Warehouse type area.

Other than that, there isn't much to say. The rest is in the photos. Not much noteable happened during the trip. I managed to get soaked by stepping in a small pond of water, and then I had to walk back to the car, which is quite a distance away since the building is in the woods.

The building is now a feature on the old Canal Bike Trails. The Canal had originally serviced the building I believe. If you want to check out some Locks and the Mill, head to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and check it out. In the distance you'll see the Big something or other ski resort. Check the pictures below and the link below for more!




Machine Shop
Paper Rollers of the Fourdrinier paper machine... which is a continuous paper machine.
Paper Rollers
A locker hanging in the area near the rollers.
Water tower. I did not climb this. I should have climbed this. It was far too cold to consider climbing this.
Ahhh... the old locker on the crane trick.
Rollers through a doorway.
Overview of the storage area from the center of the complex I believe.
This was in a field behind the buildings
Blurry Control Panel


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