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New Village Mill Housing

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1921, Osgood Construction Company. 476–528 Providence St.

This row of ten houses in the manner of model “new town” cottages in English industrial towns was to have been part of a planned community of fifty such houses erected by B. B. & R. Knight in connection with the 1919–1921 rebuilding of the Royal Mills. The Boston engineering firm of Lockwood, Greene laid out the site plan for the project, which was acclaimed at the time for its size and its progressive nature. Hard times in the textile industry, beginning at this time, forced early abandonment.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "New Village Mill Housing", [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, 329-329.

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