Mill History

These are histories of the mills of Holyoke that are near the Holyoke Canal System.  Click on the name of the mill to lead to its own page.   I will be adding more details in the future.

mill names origin year closed in Holyoke location first owner other names other locations products
1 Parsons 1853 2006 first Joseph Parsons no fine paper
2 Lyman 1854 1927 first Hadley Falls Co no cotton
3 Holyoke Paper 1857 second David Butterfield no
4 Prentiss Wire 1857 first George Prentiss no iron wire
5 Hadley Thread 1863 second Hadley Falls Co American Thread cotton
6 Beebe 1863 first fine paper
7 Holyoke Machine 1863
8 New York Woolen 1864 second New York wool
9 Whiting 1864 first William Whiting fine paper
10 Merrick Thread 1865 first Timothy Merrick American Thread cotton thread
11 Germania 1865 second
12 Riverside 1866 third Charles Chapin three mills fine paper
13 Valley 1866 second David Butterfield none fine paper
14 Franklin 1866 third James Newton fine paper
15 Wauregan 1869 first James Newton
16 Albion 1869 second Daniel Newton book paper
17 Holyoke Steam Boiler 1869
18 Holyoke Warp 1869 none cotton – weaved
19 Union Paper 1870 third Henry Dickinson fine paper
20 Springfield Blanket 1870 third horse blankets
21 Crocker 1870 second Daniel Newton
22 Holbrooke 1872 first
23 Newton Paper 1873 third Moses Newton heavy paper
24 Massasoit 1873 first extra fine paper fine paper
25 Farr Alpaca 1873 Hubert Farr alpaca wool
26 Excelsior 1873 Daniel Newton
27 Massachusetts Screw 1873 James Newton screws
28 Skinner Silk 1874 1961 first William Skinner Unquomonk silk
29 Deane Pump 1875 none Worthington steam pumps
30 Seymour Cutlery 1878 none Henry Seymour scissors
31 Buchanan Bolt 1878 none
32 Chemical Paper 1880 third
33 Winona 1880 second Gill
34 Syms 1880 second Mount Tom
35 Nonotuck 1880 second
36 Holyoke Envelope 1880
37 Hampden Glaze 1880 still exists second George Fowler Hampden Papers
38 Whitmore 1880
39 National Blank Book 1881 second blank books
40 Merrick Lumber 1881 wood products
41 Dickinson 1882 first
42 American Pad 1882 2005 none Thomas Holley
43 Holyoke Manila Mill 1875 second Robertson brothers Robertson tissue paper
44 Connecticut River Pulp 1876 first James Newton wood pulp
45 Norman 1910 second
46 Mount Tom Paper second
Coghlan’s Holyoke Steam Boiler