Wampanoag Mill No. 2
|Location||Fall River, Massachusetts|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|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.
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.
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.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Fall River, Massachusetts
- List of mills in Fall River, Massachusetts
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Phillips History of Fall River
- Herald News - Wamanoag Mill fully engulfed in fire
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