Florence Mill

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For further information about the mill of the same name in Omaha, see Florence Mill (Omaha, Nebraska)

Florence Mill
Florence Mill, Rockville (Vernon) CT.jpg
Florence Mill is located in Connecticut
Florence Mill
Location 121 W. Main St., Rockville, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°51′52″N 72°27′15″W / 41.86444°N 72.45417°W / 41.86444; -72.45417Coordinates: 41°51′52″N 72°27′15″W / 41.86444°N 72.45417°W / 41.86444; -72.45417
Area 6.4 acres (2.6 ha)
Built 1864
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002858[1]
Added to NRHP July 18, 1978

The Florence Mill, known later as the U.S. Envelope Building after being absorbed by the U.S. Envelope Company, is a building located at 121 West Main Street in the Rockville section of Vernon, Connecticut. In 1881, it was described as the largest brick building in Rockville, Connecticut. After purchase by White & Corbin, the building was expanded and became the largest manufacturing plant of its kind in the United States. Currently, the building is used as an independent living retirement home and has 113 apartments.

Architectural style[edit]

Second Empire, Italianate, Queen Anne



Original Owner[edit]

Original Use[edit]

envelope manufacturing mill

Current Use[edit]

Independent living retirement home apartments

Important Dates[edit]

  • 1881 purchased by White & Corbin
  • ~1898 acquired by U.S. Envelope Company
  • 1978 added to the National Register of Historic Places
  • 1979 opened as retirement home apartments


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  • Lewis Angel Corbin Biography, as recorded in: Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Winham Counties Connecticut, Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the early settled families, Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 212