Experience CT Mills

Do you enjoy the creativity and craftsmanship of artwork when set against the texture of timber beams and exposed brick walls? Are you motivated to work harder on your exercise routine in the wide open steel and concrete spaces where power drove industry? Is dinner more enjoyable in an old mill overlooking a scenic pond and dam? Search here to find former mill settings across the state where you can browse art, enjoy a beer or meal, take a yoga class, or share work space. (And if there's a place we've missed, feel free to let us know!)

Disclaimer: The business/organization names and external links provided on these pages are for convenience and informational purposes only, and do not constitute endorsement. The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation is not responsible for changes or content associated with these businesses and external links. It is the user's responsibility to verify the accuracy of all information, including hours of operation.


Did you know that George Blickensderfer is credited with designing and making the first portable typewriter in his factory at 650 Atlantic Street in Stamford, or that vulcanized rubber was invented by Charles Goodyear and first made in Naugatuck, where a 1954 warehouse is the only building that remains from the once expansive industry? You can learn about the many products made in Connecticut, the companies and workers who made them, and the processes they developed by visiting ConnecticutHistory.org, a program of CT Humanities, or one of our state's many museums and historical societies with industrial history collections!

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