Historic Structures

Richard Borden Manufacturing Company No. 1 Mill, Fall River Massachusetts

Date added: December 8, 2009 Categories: Massachusetts Industrial Mill

With the expanded four-aisle plan width and the very low pitched roof, the Richard Borden No. 1 textile Mill, erected in 1873, was considered to be one of the best structures for manufacturing purposes in this country at the time. Later more buildings were added, making a total of twelve, most of which are still standing.

The building measures 93'-4" x 340'-0"; five stories with a five story ell (picker house). There are prominent stair towers at the northwest and southwest corners of the building.

The Mill was destroyed by fire in 1981.