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View, F. and H. Fries Arista Cotton Mill (Brookstown Inn), Forsyth County, North Carolina

Arista Cotton Mills

Item information

Title:
View, F. and H. Fries Arista Cotton Mill (Brookstown Inn), Forsyth County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Cotton mills
Original Format:
Color slides; 2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh2213pnc001
Created Date:
Created Date:
Description:
Historical Note: The construction of the mill was based on New England cotton mills, and was the first in the South with electric lighting. The mill operated into the 1920s, and was saved in 1976 as a model project for preservation tax credits.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Forsyth County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building:

Built:
Street:
200 Brookstown Avenue
Community:
Winston-Salem
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27101
Historical note:
The town and the textile business began to change in 1837 with the decision to open the Salem Cotton Mill on today’s Brookstown Avenue. Never fully successful, the mill marked the first time that the Salem Moravians employed non-Moravians in a business of theirs. In 1854, it was bought by former N.C. governor John Motley Morehead, but returned to local ownership after the Civil War when the Fries family acquired it. In 1880, a large addition to the original structure created Arista Mills.
Architectural note:
The construction of the mill was based on New England cotton mills, and was the first in the South with electric lighting.
Historical note:
The mill operated into the 1920s, and was saved in 1976 as a model project for preservation tax credits.
General note:
The mill was also known as the F. and H. Fries Arista Cotton Mill, and it now functions as the Brookstown Inn.
Location:
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
Subjects:
Industrial buildings
Textile mills
Cotton mills
Mills and mill-work
Latitude, Longitude:
36.090819, -80.245799
External Resources:
Bio of Francis Henry Fries
Winston-Salem: A History, Arista Mills Entry
Arista Miils (Brookstown Inn) History

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