Factories

Dodgeville Mill

4 generations of my family grew up in Dodgeville. The area around Tiffany Street and South Main was known as “Frenchman’s Creek” due to the large number of French Canadians who settled there. The Dodgeville and Hebronville mills were responsible for attracting workers from the maritime provinces in large numbers. French was more common than …

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Ingraham Building

This is the corner of Union Street and Dunham Street as viewed from Mill Street. Trainor’s Restaurant is where the abandoned Union Theater stands today.

Old Shuttle Factory

This is the property across from the Col. Blackington Inn on North Main Street along the river. As of June 2019 this property is for sale. I hope the buyer respects the historic value and keeps the character of this jewel.

Simmons

Simmons was one of the last jewelry factories to close. It operated until the end of the 20th century before falling into disrepair. The site is now an unattractive drug chain store on North Main Street.

Balfour Company

This will be an extensive page when complete. Balfour was such an important part of Attleboro’s manufacturing ecosystem that there is an enormous amount of material available about them.