HOLYOKE, MA ~ 1879
Nonotuck Paper was one of the original paper mills constructed in Holyoke, Massachusetts - "Paper City." The company's buildings were beautifully built brick and timber affairs with exquisite slate roofs, which never once failed in the 121 years before dismantling began. Longleaf Lumber has salvaged the original white pine roof decking from beneath the slate.
Exposure to the heat of the attics and slate has toned the white pine to a deep amber honey and the nail pattern from slates has left the boards with a beautiful rustic character. If the naily side is too rustic, flip the boards over! The underside of the timber has far fewer nail holes.