Riverdale Mill - Northbridge MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 08.384 W 071° 38.446
19T E 281769 N 4668666
Quick Description: Built in 1852 by Sylvanus Holbrook, the Whitin family bought the mill and along with the Rockdale Mill a mile or so away produced woolen cloth here.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2015 1:55:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMP7R2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The granite sections of the mill were built by Sylvanus Holbrook in 1852. Scythes were first mass produced here. During the Civil War the facilities were expanded and used to make bayonets for the Union Army. After the war the Whitin family produced woolen cloth here until 1910. The Kupfer Brothers began to produce specialty coated papers subsequent to the Whitin's. In 1979 the mill was restored and began produce steel wire for commercial, fishing, farming, agricultural and industrial use.
Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Wire products

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