167-year-old historic former textile mill to go on sale

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A 167-year-old mill building in New Hampshire that's on the National Register of Historic Places is going to be put up for sale.

The four-story, 13,000-square-foot (1,208 square meters) Busiel Mill, former home to textile manufacturing and later electronic organs and clocks, will be offered for sale at nearly $1.29 million, a real estate broker told The Laconia Daily Sun.

The mill and the nearby Belknap Mill were once part of a textile industry that employed 100,000 people throughout New England. Both were powered by the Winnipesaukee River and were saved when many historic structures were demolished in downtown Laconia in the 1960s.

A law firm had purchased the Busiel Mill building. The firm, now known as Martin, Lord & Osman, continues to have its offices in the building, as does the Misiaszek Turpin architectural firm and CASA of New Hampshire, among other tenants.