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Rumford Center began in 1856 as Rumford Chemical Works, producing and shipping baking powder across the nation and around the world. At its height of activity around the turn of the century, Rumford Chemical included 300 acres of working farms and communities to sustain the factory workers, and the Village of Rumford was called the “kitchen capital of the world.” Since closing in 1968, 1968, the factory buildings have fallen into disrepair.
Purchased in 2006 by PK Rumford LLC, the old Chemical
20 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916