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Allendale Mill, 494 Woonasquatucket Avenue, Centerdale, Providence County, RI

Allendale Mill, 494 Woonasquatucket Avenue, Centerdale, Providence County, RI

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Part of New England Textile Mill Survey, 1967-68, sponsored by HABS, Smithsonian, and Merrimack Valley Textile Museum
Significance: 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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-37
Survey number: HABS RI-302
Building/structure dates: 1822 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1880 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1910 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1947 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1844 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1864 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73000063



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Allen, Zachariah
Greene, John Holden


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Google Map of 41.850138, -71.480435


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