Allendale Mill

494 Woonasquatucket Ave., North Providence, Rhode Island

Photos 

Allendale Mill

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack Boucher, Photographer May, 1969 NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

The Allendale Mill was built in 1822 by Zachariah Allen for the manufacture of woolens. During its existence it has also served as a cotton mill. The building is particularly important as the earliest known example of the "slow-burning" construction technique. Allen used wood beams of large cross-section, thick floor planking and shingles set in mortar, as innovations to increase the fire resistance of the mill structure and roof sheathing. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-302)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1973
Reference number
73000063
Areas of significance
Industry; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant year
1822
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6

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