Historic Structures

Durfee Mills, Fall River Massachusetts

Date added: December 11, 2009 Categories: Massachusetts Industrial Mill

The Durfee Mills was the largest single firm of textile manufacturers in Fall River. During the 1870's the company produced 23 million yards of print cloth annually.

The Durfee Mills, one of the more successful of the late 19th Century textile corporations, had the most impressive group of large mill structures in the city of Fall River. Begun in 1866 the central grouping of the No. 1 and No. 2 Mills together with the office building were completed about 1872.

These buildings together with eight other buildings and additions were all built in the 19th and early 20th Centuries of locally-quarried granite. All of the original major structures are still standing.