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Adams Street Mill
Adams Street Mill
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 The Adams Street Mill, built in 1888-89 and designed by Winslow and Wetherell in the Romanesque Revival style, literally rounds the corner of Adams Street at Pierce Square. This six-story flat roofed mill building is defined by its curved form which is emphasized by the slight batter of its profile and by its round-headed vertical binding arches of the first two floors and on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the central section. This arcading is restated in the paired arched windows on the top floor of the central bays and by the arched brick corbelling at the cornice. Segmetally arched windows on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the end bays reflect the fenestration of the upper floors of the neighboring Pierce mill. A brick connector, with a two-story arched entranceway leading to an open interior loading area, joins the third and fourth floor levels of the Adams Street Mill to the Pierce Mill and creates a continuous brick street facade along the east side of Pierce Square to the Neponset River.

Source: National Register Nomination form for Dorchester/Milton Lower Mills Industrial District.

View of Adams Street Mill
Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., Pierce Mill
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View of Adams Street Mill

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Created: May 17, 2005   Modified: May 21, 2005