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Forestdale, Rhode Island

Forestdale Mill Village Historic District
Forestdale's main factory block from the nineteenth century, currently has a post office
Location North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Area 50 acres (20 ha), 50 buildings
Architectural style Federal, Victorian
NRHP Reference #
  1. 72000041
Added to NRHP June 5, 1972
Forestdale School House

Forestdale is a village and historic district in North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, one-half mile from Slatersville, Rhode Island. The historic district runs east and west along Main Street and north on Maple Avenue. School Street is the primary road through the village, and the Branch River runs adjacent to the road in the valley. The Village Haven Restaurant and local VFW chapter are also located in the village.[1]

History

The village was originally owned by the Forestdale Manufacturing Company, a textile mill, later purchased by John Slater & Co. The Mansfield & Lamb scythe-shop manufactured sycthes and later tools in Forestdale starting in 1824, and during the American Civil War manufactured swords and sabres for Union Forces. The mills used water power from the Branch River to power their equipment.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ *Walter Nebiker, The History of North Smithfield (Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1976).
  2. ^ *Walter Nebiker, The History of North Smithfield (Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1976).

Further reading

  • Walter Nebiker, The History of North Smithfield (Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1976).

External links

  • Forestdale History

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