American Thread

Holyoke, MA ~ 1866 In 1865, the thread manufacturing firm Merrick, Bro. & Co. moved their operations from Connecticut to Holyoke, Massachusetts. This location afforded water-power that would allow them to enlarge their business and manufacture a higher quality of six-cord thread used at that time by sewing machines. Soon after their relocation, they changed … Read More

Alles & Fisher Cigar Company

Boston, MA ~ 1891 This 1891 Cigar Factory Building was built as a five-story structure by Edgar Allen Poe Newcomb for the manufacturing of cigars by Alles & Fisher, a cigar company founded in Cambridge, MA in 1863.  They occupied the building until 1918, when they ceased cigar production.  Their retail store operated on the street … Read More

Russia Wharf

Boston, MA Historic Russia Wharf (also known as Atlantic Wharf) of Boston Harbor is being converted into a 31-story high rise which will incorporate the original brick and timber structure as a part of its design.  Many of the original Heart Pine timbers were selectively removed from the original building to allow for the new … Read More