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A.H. Rice Silk Mill

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Built  1874
Architectural style  Late Victorian
Opened  1874
Architect  Unknown
NRHP Reference #  15000047
Added to NRHP  2 March 2015
A.H. Rice Silk Mill
Location  55 Spring St., Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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The A.H. Rice Silk Mill is a historic textile mill at 55 Spring Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Built in 1876 to house a woolen mill, this multi-section brick building was purchased in 1887 by William Bainbridge Rice, who established his silk-processing operation here. The premises were expanded in 1895 after Rice acquired a New Jersey silkworks and moved its equipment here. The Rice Company was one of Pittsfield's largest business at the turn of the 20th century. It produced a number of highly specialized materials, including silk cords for parachutes, which they later also made out of nylon. The company was particularly known for its braided silk cord. The facilities were used in the production of silk cording until 2006. The property has since been converted residential use.

The mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.


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