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American Textile Mill

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1900–1901, Martin, Hall and Howe/Clarke, Spaulding and Howe. 250 Esten Ave.

It is the square, well-proportioned, campanile-type corner tower of this onetime lace mill which is important here. Above a rusticated brick base, an inset brick panel contains the loading doors, scalloped at the top with corbeled arching to frame three small, round-headed windows. The water tower is screened with paneling containing brick diamond patterns, each centered by a bull's-eye light, and all topped by a flaring, tentlike roof.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 140-140.

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