Industrial dairy Maggi, French Heritage monument to St omer en chaussee

This dairy, located in the heart of the village is served by a branch rail line, connecting it directly to the station of Saint-Omer-en-Chaussée. If most of the architectural volumes are still in place, the buildings underwent significant changes, both in the openings in the blankets. The engine room and boiler room, as well as the tapered fireplace brick, were destroyed. The dairy itself is high on two-story square brick with partial cement coating, leaving spans rhythm caused by exposed brick in wall jambs left harps play. Originally, this building had a roof truss in zinc with central overhead lighting. These provisions have been replaced on the first body of building by a simple roof long pans and covered gears, and on the second, a roof terrace, very slightly sloping. The reinforced concrete dock, located to the West, is protected by a lean-to. Roadside, to the East, the stables adopt the same type of unit as the dairy. They are on the ground floor and receive a long pans and covered Gables asbestos cement roof. The barn was destroyed, replaced recently by a building with steel structure covered with corrugated sheets. In the heart of a competition dominated by the Charles Gervais company area, the Swiss company Maggi, also called the hygienic beverage company, installs in 1899 a milk depot at Saint-Omer-en-Chaussée. The selected site is located in the immediate vicinity of the station to cover a large collection area to guarantee a timely delivery to Paris. The establishment, considered a dairy model, provides a high quality milk, guaranteed by a closing bottles in glass or porcelain by stamps. In this qualitative research approach, it is also one of the rare dairies equipped with a laboratory. In 1903, the increase and the Organization of the collection of milk requires the construction of new stables next to the former. This new building, built by architect Felix Besencenet, is home to 20 locations. At the same time, a pigsty, capable of accommodating 25 pigs is also built. This equipment was particularly necessary for small milk that could be marketed. In 1932, the dairy owned by the company Giacomo brothers, de Mantes-Gassicourt (Mantes la Jolie, Yvelines). After the cessation of activity occurred at an unknown date, the buildings are bought by the commune, which installed its municipal workshops. 1904: Installation of Gasifier Javal acetylene for factory lighting.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Industrial dairy Maggi
(Industrial dairy Maggi, st omer en chaussee)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 99724
  • item : Laiterie industrielle Maggi
  • Location of the building :
    • Oise
    • Saint-Omer-en-Chaussée
  • Address : 13 rue de la Gare
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 60590
  • Zip code of the municipality : 60860
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • industrial dairy
    • dairy
  • State : The building had 2 different states :
    • revised
    • abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
    • 20th century
    • 1st quarter 20th century
  • Years :
    • 1899
    • 1903
  • Investigation : 2002
  • Date taken into account : 2004/09/21

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 8 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • coating
    • brick
    • cement
    • metal
    • concrete
    • reinforced concrete
    • sheet shingler
    • shingler
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 6 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • terrace
    • sprocket cover
    • shed
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 3 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • synthetic material cover
    • asbestos cement roofing
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 2 storey square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 6 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • stable
    • industrial warehouse
    • dock
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • shelter
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • © Act-pic
  • Picture : 954629209a1bfe57e783d8508b1c1920.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Fournier Bertrand
  • Mérimée reference : IA60001604

Men involved in this construction

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