Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1974

Description

This structure is the gate house for the Valley Falls mill complex. It was part of a damn that redirected water into a trench that powered the mill. In the 1970s the Central Falls half of the complex was redeveloped as elderly housing, while the rest remained abandoned until 1991 when it was transformed into a historic park by the Blackstone Valley Nation Heritage Corridor.

Notes

http://www.woonsocket.org/valleyfalls.html

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Central Falls

Street Address

1485 High St.

Keywords

abandoned; mills; Blackstone River;

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