Sanford Blackinton

Sanford Blackinton was born on December 10, 1797, in Attleboro Massachusetts. When he was two years old his family moved to North Adams. As a child he worked with his father on his farm, when he was older he moved into brick work with his older…

1-5 Eagle Street

Situated on the corner of Eagle and Main Street, the history of the buildings found at 1-5 Eagle Street demonstrate the long and important legacy of businesses on Eagle Street in North Adams. 1 Eagle Street, which shares the corner between Eagle…

19-21 Eagle Street

The city of North Adams has a long and vibrant history. While it now a bustling, artistic town, in the past it was largely known for its industry and business, including those businesses found on Eagle Street. The history of 19 and 21 Eagle…

12-16 Eagle Street

12-16 Eagle Street was known as the Decker Block throughout the 1800s. This simple brick building stands only a short walk from Main St and houses one of the longest existing restaurants that has been on Eagle St. A devastating fire made its way…

43-51 Eagle Street

Everyone has errands to run and things to buy, and from the 1870’s to the present day, 43-51 Eagle Street, also known as the Jane A. Cady block, would always make it onto your list of places to go. Starting in the 1860’s William Bradford owned the…

9-13 Eagle Street

Many different businesses resided at 9 Eagle Street that had an impact on the community over the course of the twentieth century. First known as Rope’s Fish Market in the 1920s and then Whitcomb’s Fish Market, it was finally bought as the Favreau…

Jack's Hot Dog Stand

Many North Adams’ residents are familiar with 12 Eagle Street as only where Jack’s Hot Dogs exists, but before that and into the 1920s, there were multiple businesses and people who occupied the spaces of 12 Eagle Street before it was just one…

27 Eagle Street

27 Eagle Street has seen an influx of different businesses since it was first built as a home in 1816. The first owner of the home was Jared Damon, who owned much of the street in the 1800s. He likely used the house for part of his saddle and harness…