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.
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City planning and redevelopment law -- Housing -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Housing -- City planning -- Rhode Island -- Central Falls; Public welfare -- old age assistance;
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Smolski, Chet, "Blackstone Falls Site" (1978). Smolski Images. 282.
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