National Register Nominations

Cargill Falls Mills Complex, (1806 – 1970) Putnam, CT

Located on the Quinebaug River in Putnam, Cargill Falls Mill is an expansive mill property that reflects the early development, growth and nearly continuous operation of the textile industry in northeastern Connecticut. Fueled by an abundant supply of water power, the site supported a variety of early milling operations and later became the location of Windham County’s first cotton mill. Expanded and modified in the mid-nineteenth century to accommodate the production of woolen goods, the twenty building complex, with structures dating from 1806, represents more than 180 years of mill architecture. The mill’s prime location, successful entrepreneurship, and access to immigrant populations and rail lines, promoted the development of what was to become the downtown core of Putnam, Connecticut. The Cargill Falls Mill property meets the National Register of Historic Places Criteria A as a property “associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history.”

Other National Register Nomination projects;

  • Turshen Mill (1925) Hebron, CT
  • Belding Mill (1880) Putnam, CT
  • Ridgefield Center National Historic District Update Ridgefield, CT
  • North Grosvenordale Mill No. 2 – (1872) Thompson, CT (NRHD)