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Location DB > United States > Rhode Island > Bristol > Buttonwood Industrial
Buttonwood Industrial
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created by ian_evil on 2/4/2006 5:53 AM
last modified by gimpcat on 6/17/2012 11:49 AM
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The Buttonwood Complex was originally a set of two mill buildings built in the 1920s. The north end was the Miner Complex, which was demolished in January 2006. Miner Industries was originally responsible for the production of rubber boots. To the south end, is the Carr-Fulflex building, which originaly housed a rubber textiles and tape production outfit. The Carr-Fulflex building was the only structure left. Various sections of the mill were leased out to different companies toward the end of the 1980s, as a result different areas painted and set up differently.
 Basic Information
Type: Mill Complex
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: Worth the trip if you like old mills.
 Physical Information
Buttonwood St
Bristol, Rhode Island
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Traditional mill architechture.
    Scant graffiti.
    Roof access.
    Very photogenic.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • Occasional abatement crews.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1920
    Closed: 1989
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Camera. Food for the stray cat.
    Mills date back to the 1920s, and housed various different opperations. The Fulflex building originally housed a "rubber thread and tape" manufacturing facility, and the Miner Industries manufactured rubber boots. The buildings have both been vacant since 1989, and the entire Miner Industries building was demolished in Jan 2006.
     Media Coverage
    Bristol Affordable Housing Plan

    Cooperative Cleanup Succeedes at Bristol Facility

    Fighting Blight
    This article, dated November 2005, explains that the town of Bristol has given the owners of the Buttonwood Complex one year to either rehab the property, or the town will seize the land and buildings and sell them to interested developers.
     Future Plans
    Miner Industries
    Demolished January 2006
    Boat factory and storage will be built on the site.

    EPA cleanup: Feb 1997
    Abatement: Spring 2006
    Demolition Pending
    Community center or affordable housing planned for the site.

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    Sat, Feb 4th, 2006
    posted by ian_evil
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 6/20/2012 12:49 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 20 12 at 0:49, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jun 17 12 at 11:49, gimpcat changed the following: Status
  • on Feb 6 06 at 2:16, ian_evil changed the following: Description, Web Links
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:38, ian_evil changed the following: Type, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:36, ian_evil changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:35, ian_evil changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:16, ian_evil changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:13, ian_evil created a new gallery
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:13, ian_evil made this location available
  • on Feb 4 06 at 6:10, ian_evil changed the following: Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipme
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