Tremont Nail Factory District

Tremont Nail Factory District is a historic district at 21 Elm Street in Wareham, Massachusetts. It makes up the area occupied by the former Tremont Nail Company. In the early 19th century, Parker Mills was constructed by shipwrights as a cotton mill. During the War of 1812, it was partially burned by the British. In 1819, another building was constructed on the site of the former mill by Isaac and Jared Pratt to manufacture nails. At this time, the Parker Mills Nail Company was born. The mill was partially destroyed by fire again in 1836. Reconstruction was completed in 1848, and the buildings haven't changed much since. The bell in the cupola in the original facility bears a date of 1851. The main mill is one of five buildings at the site over 100 years old. There are also 60 nail machines in the building, many over 125 years old. Until the 1920s, the mill was also powered by awater wheel which powered overhead shafting.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

Tremont Nail Factory District
Tremont Nail Wareham
Tremont Nail Factory District is located in Massachusetts
Tremont Nail Factory District
Tremont Nail Factory District is located in the United States
Tremont Nail Factory District
LocationWareham, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°45′59″N 70°43′20″W / 41.76639°N 70.72222°WCoordinates: 41°45′59″N 70°43′20″W / 41.76639°N 70.72222°W
Built1848
ArchitectUnknown
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #76001964 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 22, 1976

See also

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Tremont Nail Company History". Tremont Nail Company. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
National Register of Historic Places listings in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.There are 134 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 5 National Historic Landmarks.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 18, 2019.

Tremont Nail Company

The Tremont Nail Company was a nail manufacturing company located in Wareham, Massachusetts from 1819 to 2006. The Tremont Nail brand was purchased by Acorn Manufacturing of Mansfield, Massachusetts where it still produces cut nails and other products for restoration projects. They are the oldest manufacturer of steel cut nails in the United States.

Wareham, Massachusetts

Wareham (, WAIR-əm) is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 21,822.

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