Article in vernacular architecture describing New England industrial community development in the new textile towns of the early 19th century. Emphasis on textile operations and their accompanying communities and building innovations between 1820 and 1840. An attempt at departing from the employer/employee bifuracted model of community development. Comparisons between characteristics of Providence and Boston/Waltham factory and village models; observations of imitative architectural practices in each model's region. Includes select artistic representations of early industrial towns in New England.