Albion Historic District - Lincoln RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 57.087 W 071° 27.265
19T E 296570 N 4647298
Quick Description: The Albion Historic District is a moderate-size factory village, its mill set on the riverbank, its houses lining (for the most part) two intersecting streets.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2020 7:52:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM12G8E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Most of the fifty to sixty mill houses lining Main and School Streets date from the 1840s through 1910 and were built from several patterns in both wood and brick. Most are 2 1/2 stories tall with flank-gable roofs several have 2-story, full-width front porches; and a few have mansard roofs.

Albion as it exists today is largely the product of the Chace family's tenure here. The centerpiece of the Chaces' building activity in Albion was the new mill. Until 1850, manufacturing at Albion was carried on in buildings over twenty years old. As the scale of operations escalated, the older stone and wooden mills became inadequate, and in Albion, as in many other factory centers, these early nineteenth-century buildings were replaced in the second half of the century by longer, taller, wider mills built of brick. The present Albion mill is a long (almost 400 feet) rectangular building constructed in four separate stages over the course of seventy years, it is a study in the successive alterations and additions which characterize nineteenth-century factories. The mill has its origins in the center section built c.1850.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
Roughly bounded by Berkshire Dr., Willow Lane, Ledge Way, Kennedy Blvd., School and Main Sts.
Lincoln, RI


County / Borough / Parish: Providence

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849

Historic function: Domestic,Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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