The Tremont Nail Factory is the oldest manufacturer of nails in the United States, producing the most extensive line of steel cut restoration nails at its historic mill in Wareham, MA. Recently, the Factory was named one of Massachusetts’ “10 Most Endangered Historic Resources”, a designation given to the historic mill to inspire support for preserving the building with a viable adaptive re-use of the facility.
Also listed on the National Historic Register, the 5-building factory complex, which includes the historic factory building, offices, outbuildings, and sluice way, is in a state of gradual decay and badly in need of work to preserve this important part of American history.
The Town of Wareham purchased the property using Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds with the idea of transforming the factory — which employed several generations of Wareham residents — into an industrial history museum. In 2008, the Town approved the use of additional Community Preservation Act monies to fund a historic structural survey and assessment report for stabilization and adaptive re-use opportunities for the facility.