The R.I. Malleable Iron Works Factory

Built by industrialist Thomas Jefferson Hill in 1867 for the manufacture of malleable iron castings, the R.I. Malleable Iron Works factory provided the nucleus for the village that was to grow around it. This mill, the adjoining mill housing in the neighboring blocks, the train depot and the Elizabeth Mill next door were all part of Hill's vision, who gave his name to the village "Hillsgrove". The Malleable Iron Works factory burned in 1918 and was almost immediately rebuilt.

The Iron Works Tavern is located in the original main office building, where Hill's office was located on the second floor. Much of the original foundry has been preserved, such as the 8-foot, 300 pound solid oak front door, the ceilings and beams, along with the brick. Many other details have been replicated to match the time period. The Iron Works Tavern is a reflection of this areas rich history and a beacon of its promising future.