A Walking Tour of Slatersville, Rhode Island (Look Up, America!)

A Walking Tour of Slatersville, Rhode Island

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And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Elizabeth, New Jersey is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets. This was the first permanent English settlement in New Jersey and Governor Sir Philip Carteret made it the first capital of the colony for a brief time.

Carteret named his capital in honor of the wife of his cousin, Sir George Carteret. The Proprietors of East Jersey transferred the capital to Perth Amboy in , thinking that village was destined for greater things than Elizabethtown. The town scarcely had time to notice the slight. With frontage on Newark Bay and State Island Sound, Elizabethtown early on tied its fortunes to the transportation industry. Ships of 30 and 40 tons were sailing up the Elizabeth River as far as Broad Street and soon home-built ships were pursuing whales migrating off the Jersey coast.

The British on nearby Staten Island made repeated incursions against area farms and the village itself. Manufacturers began to set up shop in Elizabeth, none more important than the I. At its busiest, some 10, people were employed making sewing machines, a concern that anchored the business community until The first submarine was constructed here.

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First Commercial Block 7 Main Street. The first commercial block was constructed for the mill workers in It included the company store and the First National Bank - on the western side you can still see the locked night deposit vault that was installed when the bank became the Industrial National Bank. To produce power for their textile mill the Slaters built dams on the Branch River that eventually created the acre Lower Slatersville Reservoir. Raceways like this one that funneled water from the reservoir to the water turbines at the mill were common sights around Rhode Island during the Industrial Revolution.

Slatersville Mill 10 Railroad Street. The first textile mill erected by John and Samuel Slater was completed in , the largest and most modern industrial building in America. It burned in and was quickly replaced by the current four-story stone building that stands today. The five-story tower on Center Mill was used for stairs to access the upper floors.

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Behind the main building, the Spinning Mill was constructed of a similar design in In front of the complex is a wooden office building that is the only structure that remains from the original complex. The property has been restored for luxury apartments. Henry Kendall bought the village in the early s with a mind for preservation and renovation.

He added a great deal of Greek Revival architectural trim on the mill houses to make them less distinct as mill housing as he did not believe in class distinctions. What the new site did not have, however, was people. Workers would have to be imported to the remote location and so the Slaters would construct not only a new stone mill in but homes nearby for their workers, stores where they could buy supplies and eventually a meetinghouse where they could worship.

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A Walking Tour of Slatersville, Rhode Island (Look Up, America!) By Doug Gelbert. Slatersville is acknowledged as the first planned industrial village in the . Each walking tour describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses is included. So look twice before crossing the street and get out and look up, America! Look Up, Rhode Island!: Walking.

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