The Royal Mill Complex is a 1921 building made of local granite in West Warwick, Rhode Island. It replaced the burned down 1919 building which, in turn, took the place of the three 1890 mills that were razed down by the BB&R Knight Co., who owns the site and used it to manufacture textile.
The Royal Mill Complex is known to be one of the biggest mills that the company has ever built. This isn?t a small thing, as the business had 22 mills scattered around the region. The site also became the venue of a huge worker strike that ran for 33 weeks. This incident is said to have had some major effect on the closing down of many mills during the 1920s, as competition from Southern mills became stiffer.
Today, the Royal Mill Complex is a massive apartment complex, known as the Royal Mill Apartments.