Albert C. Houghton
-buys into the company
Albert C. Houghton was known as North Adams' first mayor. It was 1874 when Albert C. Houghton purchased an
interest in the company, but in 1876 Arnold Print Works went under.
David A. Brayton came to the rescue with the necessary funds to renew the business. Houghton and Brayton
became business partners and thought very highly of one another, in a speech given by Houghton he says "David
A. Brayton is the restorer, as Mr. Arnold
was the originator...At the time of hardest trial, when friends were faint and foes were fierce, he took upon
himself our jeopardy, and gave his capital and his business fame to our support...he was the most remarkable
business associate and leader the Arnold Print Work has...".