Sagamore Mills No. 1 and No. 3

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Sagamore Mills No. 1 and No. 3
Sagamore Mill 3.jpg
Sagamore Mill No. 3
Sagamore Mills No. 1 and No. 3 is located in Massachusetts
Sagamore Mills No. 1 and No. 3
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°43′33″N 71°8′43″W / 41.72583°N 71.14528°W / 41.72583; -71.14528Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 71°8′43″W / 41.72583°N 71.14528°W / 41.72583; -71.14528
Built 1888 & 1908
Architect D. H. Dyer
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 16, 1983
Sagamore Mill No. 1

Sagamore Mills No. 1 and No. 3 are two historic textile mills on Ace Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The Sagamore Mills company was established in 1872 with Louis L. Barnard as the first president. The original Mill No.1 was constructed in 1872 from red brick, and completed in July 1873.

The company failed in 1879, and was soon reorganized as the Sagamore Manufacturing Company.[2] Mill No. 2 was added on nearby North Main Street in 1882.

On April 24, 1884 Mill No. 1, was destroyed by fire, and was not rebuilt until 1888.[3]

In 1908 Mill No. 3 was built from native Fall River granite hauled by rail from a quarry in nearby Assonet.[4] It is one of the few mills located "below the hill" in Fall River that were constructed of granite rather than red brick, which was typically less expensive due to transport costs of the granite from the quarries located in the eastern part of the city.

Mill No. 3 is one of the largest single mill buildings constructed in the city. It was later occupied by Trina Manufacturing, Inc.

Mills No. 1 and 3 were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, with a separate listing for Mill No. 2

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