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Spring 4-1971


Central Falls Mill Complex in 1971. Now titled The Central Falls Mill Historic District, the complex includes a collection of six mill buildings that display pre- to post- Civil War construction examples and a stone dam that impounds the Blackstone River. The earliest mill building was built in 1825 and the latest was built in 1910, but all have experienced modifications.


Bibliography: Jordy, William H, Ronald J. Onorato, and William M. K. Woodward. Buildings of Rhode Island. Oxford: New York, 2004. 155-156. Print.


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Creator 1 Role


Building Style

Greek Revival

Subject Headings

Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket; Cities and towns – Growth -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name


Street Address

67-71 Roosevelt Ave.


mill, Blackstone River, Pawtucket, development, aerial, industry, downtown industrial district, New England