The city of North Adams enjoys an interesting history influenced first by the Hoosac River which provided water power to the earliest European settlers who came in large numbers to work in the mills. From 1800 to 1895, the city was thriving with industrial production. The closing of many former factories opened the doors to an entirely new economy in a three legged stool for stability and income; the conversion to a predominantly, arts, tourism, recreation and educational scene. The former single family then conversion to 2 units and now back to a single family. Living here overlooking the former railroad freight yard is what a train buff would love but even for non train enthusiasts, this is a really neat and special small enclave .... see ''more''