Cornell Mills

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Cornell Mills
Cornell Mill FR.jpg
Cornell Mills is located in Massachusetts
Cornell Mills
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′3″N 71°8′1″W / 41.68417°N 71.13361°W / 41.68417; -71.13361Coordinates: 41°41′3″N 71°8′1″W / 41.68417°N 71.13361°W / 41.68417; -71.13361
Built 1890
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Cornell Mills is an historic cotton textile mill located at Alden Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. The main mill building is a three-story granite structure, fashioned out of rough-cut blocks with dressed corner quoining blocks, lintels, and sills. It has a low-pitch gable roof with a wide cornice. The property's ancillary buildings include an engine house, garage, waste house, storehouse, and chimney.[2]

The mill was organized in 1889 and built in 1890 from native Fall River granite. It had a capacity of 45,000 spindles at its peak in the 1920s. John D. Flint was the company's first president. The plant was closed in 1930.[3]

The mill complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Cornell Mills". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  3. ^ Phillips History of Fall River