Prentiss Wire

George Prentiss built the first Prentiss Wire Mill in 1857 on the First Level Canal. Mill number 1 closed in 1961 (and was razed in 1963) but the second mill is still there. He lived at 196 Northampton Street and his son lived at 207 Elm Street.

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Its main product was steel and iron wire.

It later became the Holyoke Covered Wire Company.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map

Sanborn 1889 map shows both mills

Sanborn 1895 map

Sanborn 1915 map

Sanborn 1949 map mill three

Sanborn 1956 map

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