Berkshie Mill No. 1 - Adams MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie
N 42° 37.504 W 073° 07.087
18T E 654320 N 4720897
Quick Description: Built in 1889 for the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company for the production of cotton products.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 9:32:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMM500
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
Views: 1

Long Description:
The factory was built on the site of the form Adams Paper Company which burned in 1886. The factory was equipped with 35,000 spindles and 700 looms to make "fine counts of carded cotton". The mill today looks very much like it did when built. With the expanding business the Plunkett family built 3 additional mills. Manufacturing of cotton products continued into the 1960's.

Today the mill has been converted to apartments.
Street address:
Hoosac St
Adams, MA

County / Borough / Parish: Bershire

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899

Historic function: Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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