Industrial History

PAL offers specialized expertise in the research, documentation, and evaluation of historic engineering structures and industrial sites as part of our architectural history and archaeological services.

Knowledge of the broad range of industrial property types and processes is essential to conducting cultural resource management investigations in the Northeast where historic industrial resources, such as bridges, cranes, dams, textile mills, electric power plants, ironworks, mining, quarrying sites, and a wide variety of other types of manufacturing facilities are especially prevalent in the built environment.

PAL’s industrial history projects have included preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations, Historic American Engineering Record Documentation, excavation and monitoring at historic industrial archaeological sites, and educational displays.

TransCanada Comerford Transformers, Barnet, VT and Monroe, NH  2007-2010Desurmont Mill, Woonsocket, RI  2006-2008Plymouth Cordage, Plymouth, MA  1995