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Slater Mill, Pawtucket, Providence County, RI



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Item Title


Location
Pawtucket, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-1
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N175).
Building/structure dates: 1793 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1801 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1818 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1828 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1869 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000001
Significance: The Slater Mill was the first successful cotton factory, and the first water powered spinning mill using the Arkwright system of Carding and spinning in North America.

Subjects
War (War Of 1812)
Agriculture
Iron Industry


Related Names
Pratt & Spencer
Old Slater Mill Association
N.P. Hicks & Company
Slater, Samuel
Wilkinson, Oziel
Brown, Moses
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Elliott, Joseph E. B., Photographer
Kulik, G. B., Historian
Dyson, Emma J. H., Historian
Hutchins, Louis P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW OF SLATER MILL HISTORIC SITE. SLATER MILL IS WHITE BUILDING IN CENTER OF PHOTO, WILKINSON MILL IS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THAT.
2. AERIAL SHOT SIMILAR TO RI-1-1
3. AERIAL VIEW SHOWING MILL AND DAM
4. VIEW OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF BUILDING
5. VIEW OF MUSEUM ENTRANCE IN MILL
6. CUPOLA
7. VIEW SHOWING CONSTRUCTION DETAIL. FRAMED AREA TO LEFT OF POST SHOWS SPLIT LATHING USED IN CONSTRUCTION8. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION.
9. NORTHEAST ELEVATION.
10. NORTHEAST SIDE, MILLRACE BENEATH BUILDING.
11. 3/4 VIEW FROM NORTH CORNER.
12. NORTHWEST ELEVATION.
13. NORTHWEST ELEVATION OF BELL TOWER.
14. NORTHWEST OF BELL TOWER, DUSK, CUPOLA ILLUMINATED.
15. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, MILL RACE IN FOREGROUND.
16. SAME AS RI-1-15, DUSK, CUPOLA ILLUMINATED.
17. SOUTHWEST SIDE, BELL TOWER CENTER, WILKINSON MILL IN FOREGROUND.
18. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION OF BELL TOWER, DUSK.
19. DETAIL, ARCHES AT OUT FLOW OF TURBINES.
20. VIEW FROM THIRD FLOOR, WILKINSON MILL. BELL TOWER IN FOREGROUND, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN BACKGROUND.
21. SOUTHWEST SIDE FROM MAIN STREET BRIDGE, WILKINSON MILL TO LEFT.
22. VIEW FROM FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH TOWER, SLATER MILL IN FOREGROUND, 210 MM LENS.
23. SAME AS 22, 150 MM LENS.
24. INTERIOR FIRST FLOOR FROM EAST CORNER, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
25. INTERIOR FIRST FLOOR, BELL TOWER ALCOVE.
26. FIRST FLOOR, NOTCHES IN JOISTS FOR SHAFTING.
27. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST SIDE OF BUILDING LOOKING NORTHWEST.
28. SECOND FLOOR, BELL TOWER ALCOVE, REINFORCED POST IN FOREGROUND.
29. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF REINFORCED POST NEAR BELL TOWER.
30. SECOND FLOOR, BELL TOWER, DETAIL OF VERTICAL SHAFTING AND STAIRWELL.
31. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF LEDGERS FOR JOISTS ABOVE.
32. SECOND FLOOR, NORTHEAST CORNER DETAIL OF POST AND JOIST CONNECTIONS.
33. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF WHEEL MARKS IN JOIST.
34. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF POST AT WEST CORNER OF ORIGINAL BUILDING, SHOWING SLOT FOR CORNER BRACE.
35. SECOND FLOOR, DETAIL OF EXPOSED ORIGINAL SIDING BOARDS.
36. THIRD FLOOR, OVERVIEW OF RAFTERS LOOKING NORTHWEST.
37. THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF JOINT IN RAFTERS, SHOWING NUMBERED PIECES.
38. THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF EAST CORNER.
39. THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF SOUTH CORNER.
40. THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF ORIGINAL LATH AND PLASTER, SOUTH CORNER.
41. THIRD FLOOR, TOP OF VERTICAL SHAFTING IN BELL TOWER.
42. GROUND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST TURBINE.
43. GROUND FLOOR, NORTHWEST TURBINE.
44. GROUND FLOOR, NORTHWEST TURBINE, FLYWHEEL BEYOND.
45. GROUND FLOOR, FLYWHEEL GEARED TO NORTHWEST TURBINE.
46. ARCHITECTURAL TEAM.
47. WEST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS. NOTE SINGLE-STORY ADDITION EXTENDING TO SIDE OF TRENCH. DRAWING c. 1869. CREDIT CC.
48. NORTH ELEVATION, SHOWING SINGLE-STORY ADDITION NOW EXTENDED OVER TRENCH TO STAIR TOWER. NOTE ALSO THE LINE OF SHAFTING FROM THE MILL TO THE BRICK AND WOOD STRUCTURE ON THE LEFT. c. 1870. CREDIT SHRL.
49. SOUTH ELEVATION, STEREOSCOPIC PICTURE, DURING TENANCY OF N. P. HICKS AND CO. c. 1869. CREDIT SMHS.
50. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, STEREOSCOPIC VIEW. c. 1869. CREDIT SMHS.
51. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE RIVER. c. 1870. CREDIT SHRL.
52. NORTH ELEVATION FOLLOWING REMODELLING OF NORTHERN SECTION IN 1872. c. 1886. CREDIT SMHS.
53. WEST WALL AFTER 1872 ALTERATIONS. 1886-93. CREDIT SMHS.
54. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST. NOTE WALKWAY CONNECTING SLATER MILL AND WEAVE SHOP. c. 1908. CREDIT SHRL.
55. VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST SIDES. 1886-1900. CREDIT SHRL.
56. NOTE WOODEN STRUCTURES ATTACHED TO WEST WALL AND STAIR TOWER. c. 1890. CREDIT SHRL.
57. SOUTH ELEVATION. WOODEN STRUCTURES REMOVED. c. 1900. CREDIT SHRL.
58. VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST SIDES. 1900-12. CREDIT SHRL.
59. VIEW ACROSS RIVER FROM SOUTHWEST. NOTE DORMER WINDOW ADDED TO SOUTHERN END. 1895-1912. CREDIT SHRL.
60. 'LOOKING NORTH FROM PAWTUCKET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.' 1902. CREDIT SHRL.
61. NORTH ELEVATION. c. 1912. CREDIT SMHS.
62. NORTH VIEW FROM BELFRY OF PAWTUCKET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. 1913. CREDIT SHRL.
63. POSTCARD. 'FIRST COTTON MILL IN AMERICA, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLANDS.' c. 1922. CREDIT SHRL.
64. VIEW OF EAST WALL, SHOWING TOILET TOWER. c. 1924. CREDIT SMHS.


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