Pheonix Iron Foundry / Elm Street Machine Shop

110 Elm Street, Providence RI


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The Phenix Iron Foundry had a national monopoly on producing machines for dying, bleaching and print works, supporting the textile industry. Founded in 1830, this machine shop built in 1848 is 2 ½ stories high, has gables on both ends and heavy random-ashlar walls. Perhaps most memorable are the three round arch freight doors on each side, with heavy granite sills. The original sash windows have survived. Source- Dr. Dietrich Neumann, Brown University for GoProvidence The building has been called the Elm Street Machine Shop The stone for this building is from a quarry now part of the Snake Den State Park in Johnston, RI.