National and Providence Worsted Mills

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National and Providence Worsted Mills
National and Providence Worsted Mills is located in Rhode Island
National and Providence Worsted Mills
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′22″N 71°26′28″W / 41.82278°N 71.44111°W / 41.82278; -71.44111Coordinates: 41°49′22″N 71°26′28″W / 41.82278°N 71.44111°W / 41.82278; -71.44111
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1881
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 03000656 [1]
Added to NRHP July 11, 2003

The National and Providence Worsted Mills are a historic textile mill complex located at 166 Valley Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The complex consists of thirteen brick and stone structures, ranging in height from one to four stories, located on the banks of the Woonasquatucket River in the Olneyville neighborhood of the city. Most of them were built between 1880 and 1890, with a small number from 1907 and later. The National and Providence Company and its successors operated here from 1881 into the 1950s, a time period when Providence was a leading manufacturer of worsted wool material.[2]

The mills were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for National and Providence Worsted Mills". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-23.