Forestdale Mill Village Historic District - North Smithfield RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 59.825 W 071° 33.821
19T E 287664 N 4652632
Quick Description: The Forestdale District dates back to 1824 with the local development of 2 mills in the immediate area.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2016 1:36:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMQT1N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The first mill built was in 1824 to establish a scythe factory. This remained the dominant industrial force until 1860 when the second mill in the area was built for cotton manufacturing. Both mills have since been destroyed thru decay and fire. Today the area is mainly residential properties. The store and post office building was built in 1858 and is in use today. The entire district has between 50 and 60 contributing properties.
Street address:
E and W along Main St. and N on Maple Ave
North Smithfield , RI


County / Borough / Parish: Providence

Year listed: 1972

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

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Commerce/Trade, 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

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