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North Adams, Mass.: Industrial Chic in the Northern Berkshires

Visitors enjoy the pool at The PorchesOnce shining examples of American innovation, New England’s former manufacturing cities can be found along nearly all of our mighty rivers. And as it has been with Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill — our own grandes dames of the industrial age — other Yankee ex-mill towns are discovering the power of art as a revitalizing force. The work of painters, sculptors and potters is attracting visitors from afar, helping these cities overcome legacies of unemployment and abandoned red-brick factories that have plagued many of them since the middle of the 20th century. Read more about the scene in northern Berkshires >>