Barnard Mills

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Barnard Mills
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Barnard Mills is located in Massachusetts
Barnard Mills
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′26″N 71°8′26″W / 41.69056°N 71.14056°W / 41.69056; -71.14056Coordinates: 41°41′26″N 71°8′26″W / 41.69056°N 71.14056°W / 41.69056; -71.14056
Built 1874
Architect Huston,Walter C.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000623

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Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Barnard Mills is an historic mill at 641-657 Quarry Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The mill was organized in 1872, but not built until 1874. It was constructed in native Fall River granite in the Italianate style for the manufacture of cotton cloth. It had an initial capacity of 28,000 spindles, which was later increased to 66,000 spindles with the construction of an attached weave shed in 1896. L.I. Barnard served as the first president of the company, and N.B. Borden was treasurer.

The company was liquidated in 1939.[2]

The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

During the 1980s the mill was converted into a retail outlet center, known as Tower Place, which still operates today.[3]

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