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Phenix Mill

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1823, 1825, original buildings. 1860, addition to east building. 1882, link between original buildings. 1882, remodeling. weaving shed, 1902. 771 Main St.

Over time, from two stucco-surfaced rubble masonry buildings of four stories, this mill was expanded and linked by harmonious additions to its present length. Granite trim relieves the textureless stucco surface as windowsills and quoining for the projecting tower. The survival of the Greek Revival belfry, with classical balustrades, pilasters, and pediments in four directions, is rare among industrial structures. The plant now produces pharmaceuticals.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Phenix Mill", [West Warwick, 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, 326-326.

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