Rice Silk Mill Accepted into the National Register

A.H. Rice Silk Mill Accepted into the National Register of Historic Places

On March 2, 2015  the Massachusetts Historical Commission accepted the A.H. Rice Silk Mill into the National Register of Historical Places. Secretary William Galvin of the Massachusetts Historical Commission notified Jon Rudzinski and Mayor Bianchi of the building’s new status in April.

Mayor Bianchi stated, “The renovation of the Rice Silk Mill has helped to transform the Morningside Neighborhood. Our historical buildings have value.  The renovation of such buildings as the Rice Silk Mill and the Howard will continue to add value to Pittsfield while also preserving our local treasures.”

The National Register is the nation’s official list of buildings, districts, sites, structures and objects that retain their historical character and are important to our local, state, or national history.  The National Register was established under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is administered in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.