Nashua is rich in history, and the textile industry which built Clocktower Place 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, now Clocktower Place, 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, Clocktower Place proudly hosts 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 these mill buildings have been converted into 326 apartments of extraordinary size, great quality and varying floor plans, making Clocktower Place the most desired rental address in southern New Hampshire.
Enter the lobby of Clocktower Place, and you can still see a vestige of Nashua’s colorful past: Donning the walls are quilts that recall the handicrafts of the earlier centuries. 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 Clocktower Place buildings are included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Learn more about the exciting history of Nashua by visiting www.nashuahistoricalsociety.org.