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Shannock Mill Dam

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Early 19th century. Pawcutuck River at Shannock

On Shannock Road off Route 2 lies the Charlestown portion of Shannock, which contains a number of recently restored double mill workers' houses and a few residences of more imposing size with Greek Revival detailing. Except for the engineering of the horse-shoe-shaped, ashlar block dam and adjacent headgate, waste gate and raceway on the upper falls of the Pawcatuck, much of Shannock's significant architecture lies on the Richmond side of the river.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Shannock Mill Dam", [Richmond, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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