Rhode Island South Street Landing Project
Partnering with the design team at Tsoi/Kobus Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Jarmak Corporation procured and provided the salvaged timbers out of the circa 1907 American Tourister building in Warren, Rhode Island for reuse in South Street Landing in Providence.
The $220 million redevelopment project will restore a 1912 power plant to provide administrative offices for Brown University, as well as for a Nursing Learning Center for University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College and serve as a nexus for development on Providence Harbor.
We reconfigured the wood from 125 year old timbers. The beams were carefully sawn, milled to perfection and finished to exacting specifications by craftsmen before being installed as shown in the above photographs.
Jarmak Corporation’s reclaimed wood has been used throughout the nation in historic buildings as well as in new construction where aesthetic and natural appointments are preferred.
LUDLOW MILL COMPLEX
The Ludlow Manufacturing and Sales Co. made cloth, rope and twine out of Indian-grown jute, flax and hemp from the 1868s through the 1970s.
At its height in the years before World War I, Ludlow Manufacturing had about 4,000 employees. But the Great War disrupted the supply of jute fiber from India, so the company decided to open a mill there instead and started shifting production overseas. The company began to demolish unused mill buildings, and in the subsequent decades, let the remaining mills fall into disrepair.
We reclaimed massive heart pine timber from the mills, up to 40′ long, dating back to the late 1800’s. All unpainted, with beautiful circle sawmarks, and dense grain. We are excited to save a part of this important piece of Massachusetts history.
The buildings are now being converted into mixed-use development, including retail, residential and commercial space.
AMERICAN TOURISTER FACTORY
We salvaged the heart pine used at the South Street Power Station from the historic American Tourister building in Warren, Rhode Island. This building, built in the first decade of the 1900’s, helped the manufacturing industry flourish in the Rhode Island area, and we are working to help save a part of this important piece of New England history.