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Hope Village Historic District
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Hope Mill
Location Roughly bounded by the Pawtuxet R., Hope Furnace Rd., Hope Mill Pond, North Rd., White Ln., Harrington and Potter Sts., Hope, Rhode Island
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Area 114 acres (46 ha)
Built 1765
Architect Stone & Carpenter; Monahan & Meikle; Oliver W. Fontaine
Architectural style(s) Late Victorian, Mid 19th Century Revival
Governing body Local

The Hope Village Historic District encompasses a historic mill village located in Scituate, Rhode Island. Located on a bend in the Pawtuxet River in southeastern Scituate, the area has seen industrial activity since the 18th century, and has surviving industrial and residential buildings from the early 19th century. The village is centered on the junction of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 115) and North Road (Rhode Island Route 116), and radiates out from there, with numerous properties on smaller side streets. The present main mill building was built in 1844 by Brown & Ives, operators of numerous Rhode Island textile mills. Approximately 1/4 of the village's housing stock originated as mill worker housing built by the company.

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 8, 1995.


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