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Lonsdale Company

Description

Image of the Lonsdale Company located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

The Lonsdale Water Power Company, an unchartered corporation founded by the firm of Brown & Ives with Edward Carrington and others, was organized in 1825. The company proceeded to buy up estates and water rights along the Blackstone River in the towns of Smithfield and Cumberland, Rhode Island. In 1831, the company began construction of a mill - later called Lonsdale Mill No. 1- and organized around that mill the village they named Lonsdale in Smithfield.
Source: Guide to the Lonsdale Company Records 1831-1946 , MSS, 9 SG 2, Rhode Island Historical Society.

See also:
Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992

Development Council photographs, circa 1945-1980

The Book of Rhode Island, 1930

This is Rhode Island, 1972

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991

Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs

Guide to the Lonsdale Company Records 1831-1946 , MSS, 9 SG 2, Rhode Island Historical Society.

Source

Preston Collection Accession C#858.

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1930

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

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Language

eng

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photo

Citation

"Lonsdale Company," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #131, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/131 (accessed October 24, 2014).