Ground breaking for One Ferry Street
One Industrial Lofts, LLC and developer Mike Michon work with the City of Easthampton and Commonwealth of Massachusetts to develop grant funding to kick-start the One Ferry Street project.
Recession hits ending all plans
Daniel Messier & Peter Ward purchase the property with plans to build condos
The last of the Hampton Company mills at Ferry Street close
The Great Depression prompts layoffs and strikes
Production begins to move to Alabama, where company can pay lower wages and demand longer work-weeks
Rayon-production mill built, the last significant construction on the site before the present day.
“The Battle of Vinegar Hill”: Women in New City, the workers housing development hurl produce and eggs at police over weavers’ un-heeded complaints.
Workers employed at Ferry Street