Slide Title

Blackstone Falls Site

Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Fall 11-1978

Description

The 1840s Blackstone Falls mill complex was turned into 133 units of housing for the elderly. The mill was located on a difficult site: two of its buildings were on an island in the Blackstone River, connected by a series of bridges across a canal. Existing materials were reused wherever possible, and newly constructed buildings in the complex were sheathed in brick and stucco to maintain the mill’s historic appearance.

Notes

http://www.brunercott.com/library/blackstonefalls/blackfalls.html

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

City planning and redevelopment law -- Housing -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Housing -- City planning -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Public welfare -- old age assistance;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Central Falls

Street Address

1485 High St.

Keywords

elderly housing; mills; public housing; Central Falls, Rhode elderly housing; mills; public housing; Central Falls, Rhode Island; Island;

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