Mechanical Fabric Company

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Mechanical Fabric Company
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Mechanical Fabric Company is located in Rhode Island
Mechanical Fabric Company
Mechanical Fabric Company is located in the United States
Mechanical Fabric Company
Location55 Cromwell St., 40, 40R, 50, and 50R Sprague St., Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°48′33″N 71°25′35″W / 41.80917°N 71.42639°W / 41.80917; -71.42639Coordinates: 41°48′33″N 71°25′35″W / 41.80917°N 71.42639°W / 41.80917; -71.42639
Built1891 (1891)
NRHP reference No.13001059 [1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 8, 2014

The Mechanical Fabric Company is a historic factory complex on Cromwell and Sprague Streets in Providence, Rhode Island. It consists of six brick buildings, arranged in roughly parallel rows in a city block bounded by Cromwell, Sprague, and Dexter Streets, and Elmwood Avenue. They were built between 1891 and about 1925. The Mechanical Fabric Company was a major player in the city's rubber industry, and was particularly notable as the site of innovations in the development and manufacture of pneumatic bicycle tires.[2]

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Mechanical Fabric Company" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-15.

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