Masse Saw and Grist Mills represented one of Maine's oldest and longest running water powered saw and grist mills sites. Restoring native fish species to the adjacent China Lake required demolition of the site's saw mill and dam. Kleinfelder was tasked by Maine Rivers to produce a Maine Historic Engineering Recordation of the site which documented its physical attributes and historic significance.
Kleinfelder’s Architectural Historians completed research to understand how the mills and the various outbuildings worked together. This knowledge was used to capture the most critical photographs that convey the site's significance and functionality. The Team completed fieldwork in one and a half working days, which led to a quick turnaround for large format photographs. The Team also completed a thorough safety plan for the fieldwork, detailing areas to avoid and a strategy for how to best photograph the saw mill in a safe manner. Kleinfelder worked directly with the regulatory agency on behalf of the client, which resulted in efficient review and consultation.