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South elevation, Weldon Corn Mill, Weldon, North Carolina

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

Title:
South elevation, Weldon Corn Mill, Weldon, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Mills and mill-work
Elevations (Building divisions)
Original Format:
Measured drawings; scale: 3/16 in. = 1 ft.; 483mm x 610mm
Item identifier:
bh028714206
Delineator:
Delineator:
Created Date:
circa
Created Date:
Description:
14 of 21 | Historical Note: The corn mill is 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. 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 local factories, including the Weldon Corn Mill. The mill was originally part of a complex including a grain elevator, a cottonseed oil mill, and a cotton gin. The canal associated with the mill 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.
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Location:
Weldon (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
Note field:
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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:

Community:
Weldon
State:
North Carolina
Historical note:
The corn mill is 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. 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 local factories, including the Weldon Corn Mill. The mill was originally part of a complex including a grain elevator, a cottonseed oil mill, and a cotton gin. The canal associated with the mill 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:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Mills and mill-work
Grain
Historic sites
Canals
National Register of Historic Places

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