Berkshie Mill No. 1 - Adams MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular 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: 7/25/2014 6:24:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMM5FV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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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.
Year built?: 1889

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: No

What is or was processed here?: Cotton

Are tours available?: None offered, view from the outside only.

How is or was it powered?: Unknown

Related link to this waymark.: Not listed

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