Briggs Mill

20 Cedar St.
Amesbury, MA 01913

(978) 834-0035

Property Information

  Size Price
Studio 455 - 625 sq. ft. $1150 - $1275
One Bedroom 658 - 731 sq. ft. $1350 - $1450
Two Bedroom 778 - 1036 sq. ft. $1495 - $1900

Office Hours

Leasing office is located at One River Court Amesbury, MA (Residences at Riverwalk) - Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm. Saturday By Appointment. Sun: Closed

“"I appreciate all the faculty email updates and contact emails. Not something you often see in an organization. Very impressed"”

“"Thank you so much for your help and understanding. We appreciate the extra trouble you went through to make this all happen! It is comforting to know we are moving in under such great management!"”

“It has been a real pleasure being residents at this apartment building! We love that we have our own outdoor space right out our back door and a gym within feet of our front door. The managing staff is always very responsive with any questions or concerns we have. The common room has been a great space for us to host gatherings of friends and family and was super easy to book. ”

Community Amenities

  • Club room w/ entertainment space
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Free Hospitality WiFi
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Shared Fire Pit
  • Ample Bike Storage
  • Laundry room on each floor

Pet Policy

  • Cat Friendly
  • Monthly Pet Fee

Parking Policy

  • Plentiful Off Street Parking
  • Well-lit private parking lot


  • Less than 15 mins to the ocean
  • Under one hour to Boston and the mountains
  • Short distance to commuter rail
  • Convenient to Routes 95 & 495
  • Secure Access (Key Fob)
  • Convenient access to Amesbury’s 1.3 mile Riverwalk Trail
  • Walking Distance to downtown shopping & restaurants


Apartment Amenities

  • Exposed brick and beam interiors
  • Oversized windows with natural light
  • Spacious open concept floor plans
  • Large, spacious closets
  • Granite kitchen & vanities
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Heat included

  • Washer/Dryer hookup (1BR/2BR only)
  • 14′ heavy timber ceilings
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Polished concrete floors
  • Elevator access
  • Free hospitality WiFi


About the Property

Welcome to Amesbury’s newest apartment community, Briggs Mill Apartments! The property features authentic historical architecture with modern industrial accents, while also being located within walking distance to downtown! Live in historic elegance with forty-four stylish apartment homes surrounded by the natural beauty of this thriving New England town with award-winning restaurants, variety of retail shops and outstanding architecture. These mill building apartments feature exposed brick and beam throughout, polished concrete floors and spacious open floor plans featuring studio, 0ne-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.

Briggs Mill is located at 20 Cedar St in charming Amesbury, one of Massachusetts’ most historic towns! These apartments are conveniently located within minutes of Routes 95 and 495 and a fifty-five minute T-ride to Boston, yet 15 minutes to the ocean! The building was originally home to the Briggs Carriage Factory and was known for the beauty and prestige of its carriages. This beauty and elegance continue to be hallmarks of Briggs Mill. Just minutes from the river and the Riverwalk, Briggs Mill offers the freedom to kayak or canoe the PowWow river, or hike, jog, stroll and bike along the 1.3 mile Riverwalk! Beautiful landscaping, large outdoor patio, community fire pit and a beautifully appointed cafe/coffee house styled clubhouse are all perfect for entertaining your guests!

Attention to detail is evident in every aspect with each of the conversion of these mill buildings to unique apartment homes. From the moment you walk into the foyer, well appointed clubhouse, state-of the art fitness center or any of the forty-four luxurious residences you will see sunlight pouring through large over-sized windows and the historic significance and architectural beauty of exposed brick, beam, ironwork and polished concrete.

Quality is found at every turn with thoughtful appointments and special details within the mix of old and new that contribute to the appeal of the site. Briggs Mill offers a choice of studio, one and two bedroom apartments with exclusively unique floor plans, so you can select an apartment layout that precisely reflects your lifestyle!


About the Area

R.F. Briggs & Company/Briggs Carriage Company

R.F. Briggs & Company began manufacturing in the 1850’s with the production of “jump seat” carriages. In 1874 the company purchased an existing mill building on the south side of Cedar Street (removed between 1930 and 1945). An advertisement for the company from January 1, 1880 boasted that Briggs Carriage Company produced 24 models and was “the largest carriage works in New England.” That year the company produced roughly 1,800 carriages and employed 125 people.

In 1889 production was expanded to include the manufacturing of streetcars and Mill C (20 Cedar St.) was constructed at the northwest corner of Cedar and Poplar Streets for that purpose. The building is a two-story with red brick exteriors, segmental arched windows, and corbeled brick cornices that are characteristic of the period. The lower level of Mill C was constructed partly below grade to allow for a tall work space to accommodate the street cars.

With a shift away from streetcar production (Briggs ceased producing street cars in 1903), the company no longer needed the large Mill C. By 1904 Mill C was occupied by F.S. Merrill Wheel Manufacturing. In 1926 the Biddle & Smart Company, auto body makers, moved into the building. From 1945-1972 Mill C was occupied by the Merrimac Hat Company, and more recently by Eastern Sales Distributors Incorporated. The building was vacated in 1993.

Carriage Making in Amesbury

Carriage making in Amesbury began as early as 1800. by the mid-19th century the carriage making industry had migrated into Amesbury Village, near the center of town. In the 1850’s and 1860’s eleven carriage manufacturers were established in the quaint town we know today. The carriage industry experienced enormous growth in the last four decades of the 19th century. By 1888 there were 30 carriage manufacturers in Amesbury, employed by 700 people and producing nearly 1,200 carriages at a value of $1.2 million. They were known “everywhere for their workmanship and fine quality, their originality and style. Amesbury-made wheels rolled in every state, territory, or province of North America: they rattled on the cobbled streets of Europe and wallowed through the sands of Africa… Amesbury carriages ranked with the best in the world.”