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- View, Great Falls Mill Ruin, Rockingham, North Carolina
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Mills and mill-work
- Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
- 4 x 4-1/2 in.
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- Special Collections Research Center at NC State University Libraries
- Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NC State University Libraries
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- North Carolina
- Provenance note:
- Great Falls Manufacturing Company, first owner
- Historical note:
- Richmond Manufacturing Company was charted December 1833, Chapter LXIX, by Walter Francis Leak, Francis T. Leak, General Alfred Dockery, and others. It began operations on Falling Creek as a yarn mill. It was the fifth oldest cotton mill in the state. The Old Clark Grist Mill of about 1800 was located on the same site. The Richmond Mill was burned by Sherman's army about March 1865. It was rebuilt by Walter Francis Leak as Great Falls Mill. Water Power Development provided the motive power for the mill. The significance of the mill lies in the part it played in the beginning of industrialization of the south. The mill ceased operation during the Great Depression and burned in 1972. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Architectural note:
- The structure typifies the industrial architecture of the style and era.
Mills and mill-work
National Register of Historic Places