The historic Silver Street Mill was originally built in 1916 by the F. M. Hoyt company, and shoes were manufactured there until the 1980’s.
Eckman converted the empty mill into fifty-seven 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom affordable apartments for low-income residents. Each spacious unit is unique, with large windows, high ceilings and reminders of the historic architecture of the century-old mill building. Each floor has a laundry room and a distinct color scheme for the hallways and public spaces. An elevator serves the four floors. The building also has a large community room with a patio and an on-site management office.
Funding for the Silver Mill Apartments came from several sources, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits through the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority and Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds.