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Richmond saw mill

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Image of two workers at a Richmond saw mill located in Richmond, Rhode Island.

Serving Richmond’s eighteenth-century farmers were gristmills and sawmills constructed along the town’s rivers and brooks. In several instances, these early mill sites became industrial villages in the nineteenth century.

No early mills survive, but several eighteenth-century farms have continued to the present.

The early years of the nineteenth century ushered in an industrial boom in textiles produced in small, water-powered factories. Most of Rhode Island’s waterways were soon -lined with mill villages, many located on old gristmill or sawmill sites. Richmond was no exception.
Source: Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission- Historic and Architectural Resources of Richmond, Rhode Island: A Preliminary Report

See also:
Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

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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

"Richmond saw mill," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #217, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/217 (accessed November 27, 2014).