Wampanoag Mills

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Wampanoag Mills
Wampanoag Mill 2.jpg
Wampanoag Mill No. 2
Wampanoag Mills is located in Massachusetts
Wampanoag Mills
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′20″N 71°8′19″W / 41.68889°N 71.13861°W / 41.68889; -71.13861Coordinates: 41°41′20″N 71°8′19″W / 41.68889°N 71.13861°W / 41.68889; -71.13861
Built 1872
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Wampanoag Mills is an historic textile mill site located at 420 Quequechan Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Wampanoag Mill No. 1

The Wampanoag Mills company was formed in 1871 for the manufacture of cotton textiles. Mill No. 1 was built on Quequechan Street in 1872 from native Fall River granite. Mill No. 2 was constructed in 1877, with access from Alden Street, increasing total capacity to 45,500 spindles. The mills were steam-powered. An attached two-story weave shed was also added to Mill No. 1. The mills closed in 1929.[2]

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

In the 1980s, Mill No. 1 became part of the Fall River factory outlet district, and contained numerous small retail shops. This mill has since been renovated into senior apartments. A cultural center remains within the former weave shed attached to the north end of Mill No. 1.

Mill No. 2 formerly contained Fall River Knitting Mills (later known as Northeast Knitting Mills).

On the evening of April 16, 2010, a fire of suspicious origin broke out in a storage building next to the mills, formerly occupied by Parker's Candies.[3]

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