Quequechan Valley Mills Historic District

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Quequechan Valley Mills Historic District
Quequechan Mills District.jpg
Quequechan Street, with view of Arkwright and Davis Mills
Quequechan Valley Mills Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Quequechan Valley Mills Historic District
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°40′59″N 71°8′33″W / 41.68306°N 71.14250°W / 41.68306; -71.14250Coordinates: 41°40′59″N 71°8′33″W / 41.68306°N 71.14250°W / 41.68306; -71.14250
Built 1882
Architect Sears, Chauncey H.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000709

[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Quequechan Valley Mills Historic District is a historic district located on Quequechan, Jefferson, and Stevens Streets between Interstate-195 and Denver Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

History[edit]

The Quequechan Valley Mills Historic District represents the last major area of textile mills developed in Fall River from the late 1890s into the early 1900s. The mills here are typically much wider than those built in other parts of the city during the 1870s.[2]

In 2009 and 2010, three of the mills in the district were demolished to make way for commercial development, including Hargraves Mill No. 2 (formerly Quaker Fabrics), Parker Mills and Barnaby Mills (formerly Frito-Lay and Quality Outlets).

Mills[edit]

The contributing properties include:

  • Arkwright Mill No. 1 (1897); with detached mill office
  • Barnaby Mills (1893); (demolished 2010)
  • Davis Mills No. 1 & 2 (1902 & 1908); with detached mill office
  • Hargraves Mill No. 2 (demolished 2009)
  • Parker Mills (demolished 2009)
  • Stevens Mills; two mills remain (two mills demolished in 2000s, one destroyed by fire in 1990s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ [A Guide Book to Fall River's National Register Properties, 1984]