I love to photograph old mills. Their faded colors and forlorn look perhaps reflect the real feelings of the many workers who toiled long hours in them for low wages. The Beaver Mill was converted by artist Eric Rudd to the Contemporary Artists Center in 1990. The pink-colored building across the street was painted by artists at the center. The Greylock Mill photo is a particular favorite of mine.
The X-Tyal Mill, once the Eclipse Mill and Hoosac Cotton Mill, was renovated into condos for artists in 2003 by artist Eric Rudd. When I visited the decaying structure in 2002, I could not resist taking a picture of the bathroom. The Clark Biscuit mill was converted to affordable housing in 2009. The Barber Mill was partially torn down, and the section in the photo was about to be demolished when I took the picture.