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Image of the Lawton Spinning Company, c. 1905 located in Woonsocket at Winter & Pond Streets which was part of the Harris Mill Complex. Building burned ca. 1990. Lawton Spinning Company of Woonsocket incorporated in March of 1898..See…


Image of the Phenix Mill and the rear of the Baptist Church located in West Warwick, Rhode Island.Set in the northwest corner of West Warwick, the village of Phenix had its origin when a dam and a cotton mill were built here by the Roger Williams…


Image of the Manton Mills located in Providence, Rhode Island.


Images of the Old Slater Mill located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In 1793, the firm of Almy, Brown, and Slater hired local artisans and laborers to construct a wooden building suitable for manufacturing cotton yarn by waterpower. Slater Mill became…


Image of the Lymansville Mills located in North Providence, Rhode Island. Auguste Albert Sack was born in Hansfelde,ix Germany, in 1843. As a young man he completed four years of professional schooling that included training in the worsted and woolen…


Image of the Greystone Mills located in North Providence, Rhode Island.The area later known as Greystone was initially the site of the Cooper Farm, one of five large farms that dominated the North Providence economy during the late eighteenth…


Image of the Interlaken Mill located in Coventry, Rhode Island. The Arkwright Company of Coventry, R.I. began in 1810 as a textile mill owned by James DeWolf. Two mill buildings were constructed, one of which burned down in 1851. With the…


Image of the Hope Mills (Goddards - 1844-1871) located in Scituate, Rhode Island.The Hope Mill complex, built on the North Branch of the Pawtuxet River over more than a century, consists of three large inter-connected stone and brick buildings and…


Image of the rear of the Globe Mills located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Thomas Arnold, Thomas Paine and Marcel Shove started the Globe Manufacturing Company in 1827 which went bankrupt two years later, and was acquired by George Ballou in 1864 who…


Image of the Eagle Mills (erected in 1820) located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The Eagle Mill was established in 1831 and occupied a site between Clinton Street and the river just south of the Providence & Worcester Railroad Bridge in the area…


Image of the Dyverville Mill located in Providence, Rhode Island.


Image of the Cumberland Mills located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.


Image of the Clyde Mills located in West Warwick, Rhode Island.


Image of the Atlantic Mills located in Providence (Olneyville), Rhode Island. The Atlantic Mills complex dates back to 1851, when it started as the "Atlantic Delaine" factory for the manufacture of worsted textiles. The main surviving buildings were…


Image of the Allendale Worsted Mill in North Providence, Rhode Island.


Images of the Ann and Hope Mills in Cumberland (Lonsdale), Rhode Island. Ann & Hope was founded by Martin Chase, who was born in 1906 in Kiev, Ukraine, and moved with his family to Providence, Rhode Island at age six. He was the only one of six…


Image of the Washington Livingston Mills in Coventry, Rhode Island.


Image of the Valley Queen Riverpoint in West Warwick, Rhode Island. River Point in West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, is a community made up of mill houses and three mills - the Valley Queen Mill, the Royal Mill and the Cotton Shed. Built in…


Image of the Saylesville Mill in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The area was settled as a farming community in the 17th century. The historic Eleazer Arnold House (built 1693) is located in the village. The Saylesville Meeting House (built 1704) is one of…


Image of the Quidneck Mill (upriver) located in Coventry, Rhode Island.