Marriner and Van Brodie Mill Buildings
- Trinity Financial
AHF is providing Historic Tax Credit consulting services for Trinity Financial for their conversion of a portion of the Marriner building into 84 units of mixed-income housing. The project joins a series of adaptive reuse efforts in Lawrence’s Arlington Mills Historic District, including Trinity Financial’s adjacent project at the Van Brodie Mill (now known as Arlington Point), another AHF tax credit consulting recipient. Together, these revitalized industrial buildings have provided new life and a great deal of much-needed residential space to the area.
The Marriner Mill building was erected in 1896 as part of the sprawling Arlington Woolen Mill Company, once a top producer of wool and flannel shirting and a major employer in Lawrence, MA. In addition to being known for exemplary labor conditions, the company pioneered advanced manufacturing technologies that helped American textiles to compete with European cloth. Among these new production methods was tops (combed wool) manufacture, conducted in the Marriner Top Mill – one of the largest and most technologically advanced mill buildings in the United States at the time.