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Originally built in 1890, Royal Mills in West Warwick, Rhode Island operated as one of the world’s busiest hydro-powered cotton mills for over 30 years. Partially destroyed by fire in 1919, Royal Mills and its famous clock tower have endured 110 years of harsh weather, heavy industrial use, union strikes, political staging, misplaced cigarettes, and dormant neglect.
After cotton production, the Royal Mill saw 40 years of high turnover by numerous manufacturing concerns until it was
125 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI 02893