Barnard Mills

Barnard Mills is an historic mill at 641-657 Quarry Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The mill was organized in 1872, but not built until 1874. It was constructed in native Fall River granite in the Italianate style for the manufacture of cotton cloth. It had an initial capacity of 28,000 spindles, which was later increased to 66,000 spindles with the construction of an attached weave shed in 1896. L.I. Barnard served as the first president of the company, and N.B. Borden was treasurer.

The company was liquidated in 1939.

The mill was added to the National Historic Register in 1983.

During the 1980s the mill was converted into a retail outlet center, known as Tower Place, which still operates today.

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