Originally built as a textile mill in Tiverton, Rhode Island, the Bourne Mill is a historic complex that was built around 1881 to 1951 in various stages. The business was actually profitable through the unique profit sharing arrangement that Jonathan Bourne has learned from his stint in the whaling industry.
The mill building was designed by George Chace, the company?s treasurer. The complex sported red brick buildings that are very connected with the industrial heritage of the area. This helped the site to secure a post in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
The Bourne Mill was left lying abandoned for years. Luckily, the EA Fish developers saw its potential and started restoring it. It was transformed into an upscale apartment and commercial complex that are now open for occupancy.