Aboutthe city's largest employer, the American Printing Company APCemployed 6, people and was the largest company printer of cloth in the world. The worst fire in Fall River's history occurred on the evening of February 2, World War I had provided a general increase in demand for textiles, and many of the mills of New England benefited during this time.
From the summits of these hills the country extends back in a comparatively level table-land, on which a large section of the city now stands. During the 18th century the area consisted mostly of small farms and relatively few inhabitants.
Photographed by Lewis Hine. Partial list of neighborhoods[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. A year later, Fall River changed its name to "Troy.
Many historic buildings were demolished, including the Old City Hall, the year-old Troy Mills, the Second Granite Block built after the fireas well as other 19th century brick-and-mortar buildings near Old City Hall.
Fall River granite is quarried here.
During the night the fire spread quickly and wiped out a large portion of downtown. The Fall River Line as it came to be known operated untiland for many years, was the preferred way to travel between Boston and Manhattan. Dozens of other city mills solely produced cloth to be printed at the APC.
The Iron Works began producing nails, bar stock, and other items such as bands for casks in the nearby New Bedford whaling industry. From toFall River was the headquarters of the E.
The boundary was then placed approximately at what is us dating solutions rockford il Columbia Street.
Also as part of this decision, Pawtucket, Massachusetts and Pawtucket Rhode Island were cities next to each other only separated by the river.
While most of the mills "above the hill" were constructed from native Fall River granite, nearly all of their counterparts along the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay were made of red brick. In the 20th century the mills were abandoned and some of them burned, exposing the falls once more. Durfee was a shipwright, and Borden was the owner of a grist mill.
It was part of Tiverton, Rhode Island at the time. InBenjamin Church, a hero of King Philip's War established a saw millgrist milland a fulling mill on the Quequechan River. Byit had surpassed Lowell as the leading textile city in America with overspindles. During this time, the city boasted several fancy hotels, theaters, and a bustling downtown.
By the s and the Great Depressionmany more mills were out of business and the city was bankrupt. City Hall was spared but was badly damaged. The Quequechan River originally flowed unconfined over an almost level course for more than a mile.
During this period, Fall River was governed by a three-member Board of Selectmenuntil it became a City in