Lafayette Worsted Company Administrative Headquarters Historic District (NRIS 100001439)
134 & 148 Hamlet Ave.,
Rhode Island. County/parish: Providence.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
August 07, 2017.
Also known as:
- Guest House
- Second Office Building
- Lafayette Worsted Company Administrative Headquarters Historic District
- The Lafayette Worsted Company Administrative Headquarters Historic District encompasses the two surviving buildings of a once-extensive textile mill complex in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Located near the Woonsocket Middle School on Hamlet Avenue are a former guest house, built about 1920, and the mill's 1923 administration building, an elaborate Second Empire brick building designed by Woonsocket architect Walter F. Fontaine. The Lafayette Worsted Mill, established in 1900, was one of three major local mills engaged in the French style of worsted wool production. Most of its buildings were demolished in 2008.The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001439