Old Ashton Historic District

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Old Ashton Historic District
LincolnRI OldAshton KelleyHouse BlackstoneCanal.jpg
Kelley House and the Blackstone Canal
Location Lincoln, Rhode Island
Built 1809
MPS Lincoln MRA
NRHP reference # 84002037 [1]
Added to NRHP August 30, 1984

The Old Ashton Historic District is a historic district encompassing an early 18th-century industrial area along Lower River Road in Lincoln, Rhode Island. It includes the site of the first textile mill in Lincoln, which was established in 1810-15, and whose original mill building no longer survives. The proprietors of the mill built a series of modest worker houses on Lower River Road, which are now separated from the mill site by a section of the Blackstone Canal. The only structure near the mill site is the Kelly House, built in the 1820s by Wilbur Kelly, one of the mill owners.[2] The area is now a stopping point in Blackstone River Bikeway State Park, with interpretive signs explaining the area's history.

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[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. ^ "Historic Resources of Lincoln" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-17.