American Tissue Mills

The Japanese Tissue Mills were on Crescent Street in Holyoke. They were the makers of crepe and tissue paper. One of their products was called the Crystal Crepe Decorating Paper.

Benjamin Franklin Perkins (1826-1900) and John Lewis Perkins (1865-1928) started the Japanese Tissue mills around Massachusetts. Those two also started the B F Perkins Mills. The Japanese Tissue Mill started in 1899 and lasted under that name until 1920. The name was then changed to American Tissue Mills.

The Perkins firm was in Holyoke even in 1895.

Sanborn 1895 map

Earlier on this location on Crescent Street was were the Smith Wilson and Sears Paper Company was. (1895) They built three of the five original segments of the mill. Perkins expanded it to five and later added a somewhat joined double building. Even earlier than that the Merrick Lumber Yard had one of its many buildings here.

The American Tissue Mills in Holyoke ads.

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1950 ad

The company would disband in 1953.

Across Crescent Street is the Holyoke Warehouse and Machinery Company.

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Sanborn map analysis:

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