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Silhouette of mill and powerhouse, Roanoke Navigation Canal, Halifax County, North Carolina

Weldon Corn Mill (Weldon, N.C.)
Weldon Power Station (Weldon, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Silhouette of mill and powerhouse, Roanoke Navigation Canal, Halifax County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Powerhouses
Mills and mill-work
Silhouettes
Original Format:
Measured drawings
Extent:
scale: 3/32 in. = 1 ft.; 483mm x 610mm
Item identifier:
bh028712801
Delineator:
Freeman, Ben C. more info on Freeman, Ben C. 
Delineator:
Watkins, Harry C. more info on Watkins, Harry C. 
Created Date:
Description:
12 of 21
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Location:
Halifax County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
For questions regarding copyright or permissions, please refer to our Reproduction, Use, Citation, and Copyright page (http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/about).
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: Weldon Corn Mill (Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina)

Structural engineer:
more info on Fulton, Hamilton, civil engineer 
Built:
Community:
Weldon
State:
North Carolina
Historical note:
Both the mill and its powerhouse are associated with the Roanoke Navigation Canal system, which was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal, and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The power house was constructed in 1901. The mill was originally part of a complex including a grain elevator, a cottonseed oil mill, and a cotton gin. In 1933, the mill was bought by the community of Weldon and converted into a community recreation center.
Location:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Mills and mill-work
Historic sites
Canals
National Register of Historic Places
Corn -- Milling
Grain elevators
Factories
Cotton gins and ginning
Buildings -- Remodeling for other use
Community centers
Recreation centers
Powerhouses
Historic buildings
Cottonseed
Water-power
Cottonseed oil
Industrial buildings

Building: Weldon Power Station (Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina)

Structural engineer:
more info on Fulton, Hamilton, civil engineer 
Built:
Community:
Weldon
State:
NC
Historical note:
Both the powerhouse and its mill are associated with the Roanoke Navigation Canal system, which was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal, and it was not employed again until the 1890s, when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The power house was constructed in 1901, in order to use the canal as an energy source. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs.
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Location:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Powerhouses
Mills and mill-work
Canals
Historic buildings
Historic sites
Water-power

Landscape: Roanoke Navigation Canal (Roanoke Rapids and Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina)

Engineer:
more info on Fulton, Hamilton, civil engineer 
Built:
Community:
Roanoke Rapids and Weldon
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Historical note:
The canal system was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. The canal and aqueduct were built from 1819 to 1823 by Hamilton Fulton. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs. The canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Roanoke Rapids (N.C.)
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Canals
Aqueducts
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Water-power
External Resources:
Historic Weldon: Chockoyotte Aqueduct