Finegold Alexander's Cable Mills Residences Featured in GBD Magazine

“10 Examples of Historic Preservation”

Cable Mills Residences
March 18, 2024
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GBD Magazine recently highlighted Finegold Alexander's Cable Mills Residences as one of their "10 Examples of Historic Preservation." As pioneers of the adaptive reuse movement, our approach blends historical context with contemporary needs, ensuring a lasting impact. Cable Mills Residences exemplifies our extensive experience in adaptive reuse projects.

Originally constructed in 1873, the General Cable or Water Street Mill in Williamstown, Massachusetts served as a hub for twine, wire, and cable manufacturing. However, shifting market demands led to its closure in 1996. In the early 2000s, Traggorth Companies LLC acquired the mill complex comprising 15 structures, with plans to convert eight of them into residential apartments.

Finegold Alexander spearheaded the transformation of the General Cable Mill complex into a thriving residential community. Selective demolition paved the way for a cohesive arrival experience, green spaces, and efficient circulation. Our design accommodated 61 housing units, including 13 designated as affordable, all boasting sustainable, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly features.

Interior of Cable Mills Residences

Through meticulous planning and thoughtful design, Cable Mills Residences stands as a testament to our commitment to preserving history while embracing the future.

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