|Location||North Adams, Massachusetts|
|NRHP Reference #||73000292|
|Added to NRHP||May 11, 1973|
Beaver Mill is a historic mill located on Beaver Street in North Adams, Massachusetts. Its main building (mill #1) is built in part on foundations that date to 1833, representing surviving elements the oldest industrial mill structure in North Adams. The mill was rebuilt and enlarged after a fire in 1850. In 1875, Gallup & Houghton owned the majority of the mill, with about one quarter owned by Harvey Arnold. A 1,000-foot (300 m) long, 12-foot (3.7 m) high, 4-foot (1.2 m) thick wall was built along the water in 1888 to protect the mill.
The mill achieved its largest extent in 1900, with 25,000 spindles, as part of the Arnold Print Works properties; business failures in 1878 and 1908 caused the mill to be part of the Arnold Print Works Reorganization Agreements.In 1929 Arnold sold the property to Sprague Electric, whose first major facility it was. Sprague moved some of its facilities from Quincy, Massachusetts to the Beaver Mill in 1930. Sprague went on to take over most of the Arnold complex. Sprague sold it to Hoosuck Community Resources Corp. by 1977.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Sprage, John L. (2015) Sprague Electric: An Electronic Giant's Rise, Fall and Life After Death Createspace. ISBN 9781503387812
- "MACRIS inventory for Beaver Mill #1". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Media related to Mills and factories in North Adams, Massachusetts at Wikimedia Commons
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