Nashua is rich in history, and the textile industry which built Cotton Mill Apartments was an integral part of Nashua’s dynamic growth and change for over 100 years, starting in the 1820’s.
Founded in 1823, the Nashua Manufacturing Company developed the first large scale textile manufacturing mill in New Hampshire. The company’s business and facilities grew throughout the 1800s, and corresponding growth in the city forged Nashua into the second largest city in New Hampshire.
Over time, the Nashua area moved from agriculture and textiles into electronics, software and services, and the buildings of Nashua Manufacturing gained a new life as well.
Today, almost two centuries after the mills started, Cotton Mill Apartments proudly sits in close proximity to three of the city's most visible landmarks: two clock towers and a bell tower that sit on buildings in the former Nashua Manufacturing Company mill yard. Six of the mill buildings in the area have been converted into 326 apartments of extraordinary size, great quality and varying floor plans. Cotton Mill Apartments with its 109 new apartments and wide variety of floor plans is quickly becoming one of the most desired rental address in southern New Hampshire.
Enter the lobby of Cotton Mill Apartments, and you can still see a vestige of Nashua's colorful past. Inside some of the apartments, you can view such details as exposed wood beams, spiral staircases and uncovered brick--all preserving the building's original mill character and significance. In fact, the Cotton Mill Apartments buildings are included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Learn more about the exciting history of Nashua by visiting www.nashuahistoricalsociety.org.