Lippitt Mill

825 Main St., West Warwick, Rhode Island


Lippitt Mill

10. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF PLAN PORTION OF J.M. WHITAKER'S SURVEY OF THE LIPPITT MILL, SHEET NO. 15912 DATED MARCH 22, 1913. Blue line ozalid print in the collection of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Museum of History and Technology, the Smithsonian Institution.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


The Lippitt Mill has continuously produced cotton textiles since it began operations in 1810. It is the second oldest cotton textile mill in existence in Rhode Island at the present time (the Old Slater Mill of Pawtucket predating it by approximately sixteen years), and is representative of the once numerous small textile mills of the state that were managed directly by their owners rather than through salaried agents. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-338)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1974
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Manufacturing facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1809; 1810

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • April 13, 2015: New photo from Chester Gehman