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HPX: Sept/Oct 2010 - Collins Axe Factory, Collinsville

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Collins Axe Factory, Collinsville

The Collins Axe Factory is for sale again.  As reported in the Hartford Courant on August 15, 2010, owner James Tilney is offering the 19 acre property for redevelopment with the desire to have some preliminary town approvals already in place for prospective developers. Retaining the factory's historical charm and its trademark exterior is a central focus in the conceptual architectural and engineering plans, according to Julius Fialkiewicz, the owner’s real estate agent.

The Connecticut Trust has been following this landmark structure for some time, listed the Collins Axe Company on its Most Important Threatened: 2005 (CPN, September-October 2005) and again in Great Preservation Opportunities: 2009 (CPN September-October 2009).   The namesake of Collinsville, the factory once produced world-famous edge tools-axes and hatchets, machetes, bayonets - even the pikes that John Brown and his raiders used at Harper's Ferry. More recently, the company's factory has been an incubator for small businesses, located by the Farmington River in a village that is both a National Register district and a Local Historic District.

Offered at $6 million with the total cost of remediation and redevelopment estimated at approximately $50 million.

Contact:

Julius Fialkiewicz

Realty Works, LLC

124 Main Street,

Canton, CT  06019

Phone: 860 693-6066 x212, email: JandG@RealtyWorksCT.com.

HPX: Sept/Oct 2010 - Collins Axe Factory, Collinsville

back to listings

Collins Axe Factory, Collinsville

The Collins Axe Factory is for sale again. As reported in the Hartford Courant on August 15, 2010, owner James Tilney is offering the 19 acre property for redevelopment with the desire to have some preliminary town approvals already in place for prospective developers. Retaining the factory's historical charm and its trademark exterior is a central focus in the conceptual architectural and engineering plans, according to Julius Fialkiewicz, the owner’s real estate agent.

The Connecticut Trust has been following this landmark structure for some time, listed the Collins Axe Company on its Most Important Threatened: 2005 (CPN, September-October 2005) and again in Great Preservation Opportunities: 2009 (CPN September-October 2009). The namesake of Collinsville, the factory once produced world-famous edge tools-axes and hatchets, machetes, bayonets - even the pikes that John Brown and his raiders used at Harper's Ferry. More recently, the company's factory has been an incubator for small businesses, located by the Farmington River in a village that is both a National Register district and a Local Historic District.

Offered at $6 million with the total cost of remediation and redevelopment estimated at approximately $50 million.

Contact:

Julius Fialkiewicz

Realty Works, LLC

124 Main Street,

Canton, CT 06019

Phone: 860 693-6066 x212, email: JandG@RealtyWorksCT.com.