Durfee Mills

359-479 Pleasant St., Fall River, Massachusetts


Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1968 AERIAL VIEW #1, LOOKING NORTH

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey


Street Views 


The Durfee Mills was the largest single firm of textile manufacturers in Fall River. During the 1870's the company produced 23 million yards of cloth annually. This well organized, attractive group of granite structures was named in memory of Bradford Durfee. It was the largest textile mill in the city, and, during the 1870's it produced 23 million yards of print cloth annually. Number One Mill was built in 1866, Number Two Mill in 1871, and a number of additions to the complex were made between 1880 and 1895. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 16, 1983
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
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
Significant years
1866; 1871; 1881
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • June 2, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER