Sunday, March 5, 2017

Connecticut Mills to come down...

Saw a report yesterday that Connecticut Mills (a/k/a Powdrell & Alexander #3, a/k/a Risom) is to be torn down once the demolition of the P&A Mill at the old rotary is complete. The Providence & Worcester Railroad has complained that the rear of the mill is start to collapse, endangering the railroad tracks.

I found that cool drawing at
And while googling around saw a reference to it being a former furniture factory which surprised me -- indeed, the name "Risom" was for the furniture company which originally began production in North Grosvenordale before moving here.

Even more surprising, they were a leader in mid-century Modern furniture (with the founder musing chairs that sold for $21 after World War II now sell for $600 as antiques):

Much more on Jens Risom here: (which is such a good article, I archived it here.)

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