Nicholson File Company Mill Complex

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Nicholson File Company Mill Complex
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Nicholson File Company Mill
Nicholson File Company Mill Complex is located in Rhode Island
Nicholson File Company Mill Complex
Nicholson File Company Mill Complex is located in the US
Nicholson File Company Mill Complex
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′39″N 71°25′47″W / 41.82750°N 71.42972°W / 41.82750; -71.42972Coordinates: 41°49′39″N 71°25′47″W / 41.82750°N 71.42972°W / 41.82750; -71.42972
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1864
Architect William T. Nicholson; Walker & Gould
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference # 05000918 [1]
Added to NRHP August 22, 2005

The Nicholson File Company Mill Complex is a historic industrial manufacturing complex at 1-45 Acorn Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It consists of 24 buildings occupying 7 acres (2.8 ha) of land, of which 20 are historically significant. The oldest of the buildings were built in 1865 to designs by William Nicholson, and the complex was regularly expanded over the decades through the early 20th century. The Nicholson File Company was a major producer of machine-made files, started by William Nicholson in 1859. The company manufactured precision tools used in the manufacture of armaments during the American Civil War for the Union Army, and closed the plant in 1959. It has been used by a variety of light industrial concerns since then.[2]

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Nicholson File Company Mill Complex" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-23.