Prentiss Wire

149 Elm

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.

They would run the Holyoke Covered Wire Company out of their mill 2. This would be called also the Holyoke 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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