Conant Thread-Coats & Clark Mill Complex District

The Conant Thread—Coats & Clark Mill Complex District is a historic district encompassing a large industrial complex which straddles the border between Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island. This 50-acre (20 ha) industrial area was developed in two phases, with a number of buildings surviving from both of these periods. The first, between 1870 and 1882, resulted in the construction of Mills 2 through 5, a series of large three- and four-story brick buildings which were used in textile manufacturing. A brick office and stables from this period were demolished in 1977, and are the only known brick structures to have been lost. The second phase of construction was between 1917 and 1923, and included the construction of two additional four-story brick mills, a stuccoed recreation hall that has since been converted into a senior center, two two-story brick buildings, and a power plant. This works was first developed by J & P Coats, and became an internationally known source for cotton thread. It was for many years Pawtucket's largest employer.[2]

Conant Thread-Coats & Clark Mill Complex District
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Location5 Carpenter St., 200 Conant St., 457 Lonsdale Ave., 390-400 Pine St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island
430 Pine St., 280 Rand St., Central Falls
Area50 acres (20 ha)
MPSPawtucket MRA
NRHP reference No.83003809 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1983

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

The complex was extensively damaged by fire, with at least eight buildings gutted and destroyed, on 14 March 2020.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Historical Resources of Pawtucket, Rhode Island" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  3. ^ [1] [2]