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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 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…


Image of the Anthony Mill on the Pawtuxet River in Coventry, Rhode Island.Built 1872-1874, the Anthony Mill in Coventry is one of the most architecturally elaborate mills in the state of Rhode Island. Anthony Mill's rubble-stone walls are clad in…


Image of the American Screw Co. in Providence, Rhode Island. The American Screw Company was organized in 1860, with a nominal capital of $1,000,000, and it immediately purchased the property of the Eagle Screw Company (1840) and New England Screw…


Image of the rear of the Albion Mills in Blackstone, Rhode Island.