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The Rivulet Mill Complex is an historic group of mill buildings located at 60 Rivulet Street, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was originally built by Chandler Taft. Richard Sayles purchased the mill in 1864 and, after repairs, began the manufacture of shoddy, a yarn made from woolen scraps and used clothing. (Richard Sayles was a graduate of the Uxbridge Academy and his family was prominent in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.) In 1872 the original mill burned and was totally destroyed. Sayles and Zadok Taft rebuilt on site and continued the business under (later) the name of Sayles, Taft & Co. Later still, after Taft retired, the name became the Richard Sayles Mill. The mill was sold out of the Sayles family in 1910. It was operated by the Uxbridge Worsted Company until the mid-1950s.[2]

Rivulet Mill Complex
Rivulet Mill Complex, 1814, North Uxbridge, MA.JPG
RIvulet Mill Complex
Rivulet Mill Complex is located in Massachusetts
Rivulet Mill Complex
Rivulet Mill Complex is located in the United States
Rivulet Mill Complex
LocationUxbridge, Massachusetts
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSUxbridge MRA
NRHP reference #83004130 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 7, 1983

In October 1983 the complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

1814 historic marker of RIvulet Mill Village, North Uxbridge

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Rivulet Mill Complex". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-06.

Coordinates: 42°05′16″N 71°38′40″W / 42.0878°N 71.6445°W / 42.0878; -71.6445