MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES: ATTLEBORO DODGEVILLE MILL
“This designation marks the beginning of the next chapter we envision for the Historic Dodgeville Mill.” said mill owner Gary Demers.
“We have been working to establish the Dodgeville Mill on the National Register for several years. In that time we have also been working towards developing the space within the mill to adapt to assembly use in an historically friendly manner.”
“We have the place, the people and the vision.”
“We have the sun and the river elements to assist in the sustainability of the complex.”
“We are committed to highlighting the history, to embracing the present, and to celebrating the future of our community.”
Immediate plans and projects include the Museum At The Mill, A Nest For New Business, and possibly a Mill Village Cultural Center At Dodgeville Mill.
The Museum At The Mill will be the anchor of the Adaptive Re-use of The Historic Dodge Mill Building. The space will afford an historical presentation of the mill and community through the centuries in Attleboro. Sections of the museum will recognize invention and innovation in Attleboro while maintaining the fabric of the Mill buildings and offering programs utilizing STEM initiatives. A significant internet presence and YouTube Channel will create national and international recognition and regard.
A Nest For New Business will create professional space in an impressive, “destination” building. The ceilings are high, the flooring astonishing, and the many windows offer a wonderful view from every direction. The building is internet state of the art. The Vision includes rooftop terraces, green spaces, nature experiences, dining experiences and future professional space with indoor parking access.
The Mill Village Cultural Center will celebrate the community and the neighborhood. The Center will provide meeting, event, and celebrating space. Galleries, Classrooms, and Studios will be available. Wood working and metal shop areas will be offered for classes. Remember, the Mill once provided a school house, a general store, a blacksmith shop, a machine shop, a barn, post office and a chapel.
This is the next chapter in preserving the history of The Dodgeville Mill and we look forward to sharing it with the public!