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Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Berkshire Co. | Massachusetts | USA | Late 1800's
Township: Adams Twp. | Watersource: Hoosac River-if water-powered


Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/2012

The present owner of the mill, Keith Hayden, said the present structure goes back to the late 1800's.

Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/2012

Keith said his father purchased the mill in 1957. At that time the mill was still milling and mixing feed.

Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/2012

A building that was probably used for hay and straw storage.GPS: 42D 37.83'N 73D 6.84'W ele. 768'/234 meters North Adams Quadrangle

Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/2012

A closeup of the multifaceted clerestory, which provided protection for the grian elevators and chutes used in the grinding and mixing of feeds.

Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/2012

Sometime during the 1970's the milling ceased and the business switched to all bagged products. In 1984, Keith purchased the mill from his father, and continued the business until 2012.

Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/2012

So, the Hayden family ran the mill for 55 years before selling the business in 2012. The new owners have moved the business to another location in Adams. The Hoosac Valley Coal & Grain Corp, 44 Spring St., Adams, MA (413) 743-0163

Join hands then, brothers of the faith, Whate'er your race may be; Who serves my Father as a son Is surely kin to me. "In Christ Tere Is No East or West" By John Oxenham 1952-1941
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: Along the east side of Sr 8/Columbia Street along the Hoosac River. The address is 1 Cook St., Adams, Mass.


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