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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 Union Station in Providence, Rhode Island. Union Station describes two distinct defunct train stations in Providence, Rhode Island. The original Union Station was Providence's first, opening in 1847 to accommodate the needs of the newly…


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.


Image of the Pontiac Mills in Warwick, Rhode Island. Pontiac Mills is a historic textile mill complex on Knight Street in the village of Pontiac, Rhode Island within the city of Warwick, Rhode Island. The mills produced the original Fruit of the…


Image of Pawtucket Falls on the Blackstone River.


Image 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…


Image of the Nicholson File Company located in Providence, Rhode Island. The Nicholson File Company, a major manufacturing firm in Providence, Rhode Island, was founded by William Thomas Nicholson (1834-1893) in 1864. Nicholson went into the…


Image of the Natick Mills in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Now one of the largest of the Pawtuxet Valley villages, Natick had its origins in the 1807 spinning mill and dye house built by the Natick Manufacturing Company on the West Warwick side of the…


Image of the Manville Mill in Lincoln, Rhode Island.


Image of the Ingrahamsville Mill in Rhode Island.


Image of the Federal Building at Exchange Place in Providence, Rhode Island. The Federal Building is a historic post office, courthouse and custom house on Kennedy Plaza at Providence, Rhode Island. It is a courthouse for the United States District…


Image of the Crompton Mill on the Pawtuxet River in West Warwick, Rhode Island.Industrialization came early to this most southern of West Warwick’s villages. In 1807, the Providence Manufacturing Company began spinning cotton here on the east…


Image of Brown & Sharpe in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown & Sharpe was founded in Providence, Rhode Island by David Brown and his son Joseph R. Brown. The elder Brown retired in 1841 the younger Brown formed a partnership with Lucian Sharpe…


Image of the Berkeley Mills in Cumberland, Rhode Island.Berkeley is situated about half mile below Ashton, on the east side of Providence and Worcester Railroad, which runs between the village and the Blackstone River. The name of the place was…


Image of the Ashton Mills on the Blackstone River in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The Ashton mill and the brick workers’ houses were built in 1867 by the Lonsdale Company, according to the Rhode Island Historical & Preservation Heritage…

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