Richmond Paper Company Mill Complex

The Richmond Paper Company Mill Complex is an historic American paper mill at 310 Bourne Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island. It consists of a collection of mainly brick buildings on 13 acres (5.3 ha) of land, bounded on the north by Bourne Avenue, the east by railroad tracks, the west by the Seekonk River, and on the south by land formerly owned by the Washburn Wire Company. The first seven of the surviving buildings were built between 1883 and 1887 by the Richmond Paper Company. The property was acquired at auction in 1894 by Eugene Phillips, who operated the American Electrical Works on the premises, adding further buildings between 1900 and 1930 and demolishing several buildings specific to paper processing. The property presently sees a variety of light industrial uses. The Richmond Paper Company is notable as the place where Arthur Dehon Little started his career.[2]

Richmond Paper Company Mill Complex
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LocationEast Providence, Rhode Island
Area13 acres (5.3 ha)
ArchitectAustin Co.; Stuart, James & Cook
Part ofPhillipsdale Historic District (ID11000675)
NRHP reference No.06000974[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 1, 2006
Designated CPSeptember 15, 2011

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006,[1] and is part of the Phillipsdale Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Richmond Paper Company Mill Complex" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-12.