King Philip Mills

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King Philip Mills
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King Philip Mills is located in Massachusetts
King Philip Mills
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°40′55″N 71°10′21″W / 41.68194°N 71.17250°W / 41.68194; -71.17250Coordinates: 41°40′55″N 71°10′21″W / 41.68194°N 71.17250°W / 41.68194; -71.17250
Built 1871
Architect Sherman,Wm. F.; Sheldon,F. P.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000687

[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

King Philip Mills is an historic cotton mill complex located at 372 Kilburn Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The company was organized with $500,000 in capital in 1871 and Mill No. 1 was built the same year. In 1881, capital was increased to $1,000,000 and Mill No. 2 was built. Mill No. 3 was added in 1888 for weaving. Mill No. 4 was built in 1892.[2] By 1917 the company had a capacity of 134,000 spindles and 3,000 looms.[3]

In 1930 the company was acquired by Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates which later became Berkshire Hathaway.[4]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

On the morning of January 3, 2012, the former office building of the mills was destroyed by arson.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Fenner History of Fall River, 1906
  3. ^ Official American Textile Directory 1917
  4. ^ Phillips History of Fall River
  5. ^ Herald News Article, January 3, 2012