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Plante Grist Mill, U.S. Route 44, Chepachet, Providence County, RI



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B&W Photos

HB1015159
Nelson Plante Farm, Looking North Toward Corn Crib, Farmhouse And Barn.

HB1015160
General View Of Gristmill From Northwest.

HB1015161
Southwest Corner Of Gristmill, Showing Deterioration.

HB1015162
East Side Of Mill.

HB1015163
North East End Of Mill, Looking Up Tail Race Of Sluice Way.

HB1015164
Remains Of Water Powered Machinery Used To Power Grist Mill

HB1015165
Detail View Of Turban Shaft And Driving Mechanism.

HB1015166
Turban Shaft And Driving Mechanism

HB1015167
Interior View

HB1015168
Mill Stone, Vat And Stone Crane.

HB1015169
View Of Meal Trough.

HB1015170
Interior, Northeast Corner, Corn Shucker.

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Close Up View Of Corn Shucker.

HB1015172
Flour Sifter Frame.

HB1015173
Roof Rafters


Data Pages


Item Title


Location
U.S. Route 44, Chepachet, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-5
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-3).
Building/structure dates: 1860 initial construction
Significance: The Plante Grist Mill is a typical example of owner built mill structures that could be found all over New England during the mid-19th century.

Subjects
Flour & Meal Industry
Hydraulic Engineering
Water Power


Related Names
Plante, Nelson
Burlingame, A.
Clement, Dan, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NELSON PLANTE FARM, LOOKING NORTH TOWARD CORN CRIB, FARMHOUSE AND BARN.
2. GENERAL VIEW OF GRISTMILL FROM NORTHWEST.
3. SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GRISTMILL, SHOWING DETERIORATION.
4. EAST SIDE OF MILL.
5. NORTH EAST END OF MILL, LOOKING UP TAIL RACE OF SLUICE WAY.
6. REMAINS OF WATER POWERED MACHINERY USED TO POWER GRIST MILL. NOTE BELT HANGING FROM WOODEN WHEEL IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF PHOTOGRAPH.
7. DETAIL VIEW OF TURBAN SHAFT AND DRIVING MECHANISM.
8. TURBAN SHAFT AND DRIVING MECHANISM. NOTE BELT CROSSING LOWER CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPH.
9. INTERIOR VIEW. VAT, STONE CRANE AND MEAL TROUGH.
10. MILL STONE, VAT AND STONE CRANE.
11. VIEW OF MEAL TROUGH.
12. INTERIOR, NORTHEAST CORNER, CORN SHUCKER.
13. CLOSE UP VIEW OF CORN SHUCKER.
14. FLOUR SIFTER FRAME.
15. ROOF RAFTERS


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