News : No run-of-the-mill restorations here

May 5, 2015

Originally published in The Portsmouth Herald

DOVER — Eric Chinburg, owner and founder of Chinburg Properties, has a passion for historic mills.

In 1996, Chinburg purchased his first mill at 1001 Islington Street in Portsmouth. Nearly 20 years later, Chinburg has a dozen other mill developments under his belt. These include the Cocheco, Picker House, and Washington Street Mills in Dover; the Canal Street Mill in Somersworth; the Exeter Mill and the Newmarket Mill.

Also part of Chinburg's mill empire are the former Frank Jones Brewery on Jewell Street in Portsmouth, the Beacon Street West Mill in Laconia, the River Walk and Briggs Mills in Amesbury, Mass., Mill #4 in Saco, Maine, and soon the Essex Street Mill in Haverhill, Mass.

“I love the structures … and the history,” Chinburg said during a recent interview. “I like that they are part of the fabric of a community. There are lots of things about them that are compelling to me."

Read the full story in The Portsmouth Herald here.