Charm you can adore!
My apartment was a old Spice Mill that operated until 1976. It is very unique with a certain charm. It is located right on a creek... literally on top of the creek. It is almost it's own island, which make it more private than you would think. The first floor is still considered a museum although for people come through. There are only one bedrooms and studios in the building, which really cater to the young professional. The residents are all very friendly and have a very tight community. ..... If you like a tight community and historic buildings it is a wonderful place to call home!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK
1721- 1734 The mill was built as a tidal-powered grist mill
1735-1827 Various owners
1827 Henry Slade acquired a share of the mill and
began to grind snuff as well as corn
1837 Slade’s sons, David and Levi, joined the business
and started to grind spices.
1850 - mid-1900s D&L Slade Company became the largest producer
of spices in New England and an important part of Asian trade with
1918 D&L Slade Company acquired Bell’s Seasonings and consolidated manufacturing at the mill
1932 The mill was converted to electricity
1972 The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
2004 Gut and converted to apartments by Robert Brooker
2014 Bought by Christopher Shachoy
Slade's Mill Apartments is in a historic building, which is located at 770 Revere Beach Parkway at the border of Chelsea and Revere. It was converted from Slade’s Mill originally built in 1721 as a tidal powered grist mill. The building was gut renovated in 2003-2004 into its present use.
The renovation of the building incorporated some of the original features of the spice mill. The building houses pieces of historic equipment, artifacts, and signs. The first floor has a big shared space great for the community gathering and a museum for an appointment. Most units feature the original hardwood floors and some have exposed wood/fixtures from when the mill was in operation. Other attractive features, in some units, include exposed brick walls, cathedral ceilings, loft, and water views of Mill Creek. It is safe due to it's own island with security camera monitoring. It cannot be replicated in its current form and its distinctive features to be a unique community which should continue to attract and retain professionals who work in Boston area to live with a pride.
Slade's Mill Apartments is 6 miles away from north of downtown Boston, 5 miles from Logan Airport and 7 miles from Cambridge. There is convenient access to the interstate highways (I-93) via Route 1 and Route 1A. Route 1A provides a direct route to the Mass Pike and Logan Airport. The closest subway is the MBTA Blueline at Beachmont Station in Revere. Beachmont is only (1.3 miles) 3-4 minutes from the property. Super markets such as Save-A-Lot is only 0.9 mile away. Several restaurants and pastry shops at Broadway Revere close near by. Slade's Mill Apartments is at a convenient location for commuters working in Boston and its excellent highway access makes it easy to get to area shops, restaurants and businesses throughout metro Boston.