Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company Complex

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Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company Complex
Brown Sharpe Providence.jpg
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Built 1872
Architect McFarlane, Thomas; Howe, Frederick
Architectural style No Style Listed
NRHP Reference # 03000081 [1]
Added to NRHP April 18, 2003

The Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company Complex (also known as Darling, Brown & Sharpe; Capital Industrial Center; The Foundry) is a historic factory complex in Providence, Rhode Island. The 25-acre (10 ha) complex occupies most of a large city block bounded on the south by Promenade Street, the west by Bath and Calvert Streets, the north by West Park Street, and the east by Interstate 95. The complex was the longtime home of Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of precision equipment founded in 1833. The company was originally located in downtown Providence, but moved to this site in 1872, where it remained until 1964, when it moved to North Kingstown. Fourteen of the company's buildings survive.[2]

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Browne and Sharpe Manufacturing Company Complex" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-09.