Not surprisingly, the Blackstone Valley is full of old mills. Some are very old, some relatively recent. Some of the oldest are the best preserved and a few have been fully renovated and put back to use as housing or shopping areas.
Many mills have been converted to condominiums or mini malls. Some have become office space.
Many have burned down or been torn down because they presented a fire hazard. Fortunately, many others have been renovated, turned into malls, senior housing, mini-malls and other kinds of commercial real estate.
- National Park Guide: Rhode Island’s Blackstone River (travel.usatoday.com)
- 5 years after Bernat Mill fire: Ruined dreams in the ashes (milforddailynews.com)
- Strange Little Town (teepee12.wordpress.com)