Mooresville Mill Village
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History


Beginnings
The First Mill Houses
Early Mill House Style
Mill House Styles
Construction of Mill No. 2
Immigration and Population
The Mill Village
Village Infrastructure
Women
Mill Complex in the 20's and 30's
A Visual History of the Mill Village (slideshow)
Mooresville's Textile Heritage Slideshow (Statesville Landmark Website)



The Mill Complex in the 1920's and 30's

Throughout the 1920s, the Mill continued to grow and prosper. But in the 30's, with the nation in a recession, the mill went into receivership. This photo, taken sometime in the 1930's shows how the mill and mill village had developed throughout the 20's. Here's what the 1925 Sanborn map tells us about the mill complex seen in this aerial photo:

1. Mill no. 2 (remember, Mill no. 1 is located on South Church Street in Downtown Mooresville): Carding Room and Cloth Room were housed here
2. Mill no. 3: Weaving, Twisting, Spinning, & Carving
3. Mill no. 4: Weaving & Finishing
4. Carding & Spinning
5. Cotton warehouses
6. Cotton warehouse
7. Dye tanks
8. Dye storage
9. Turbine generator
10. Cooling tank
11. Finished goods warehouse & Shipping

You can learn more about the mill buildings and how they changed over time in the Mill Pix Slideshow.

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Mooresville Mill Village Initiative
last updated April 4, 2008