- View, Odell-Locke-Randolph Mill, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
- Color slides
- 2 x 2 in.
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- Digital Project:
- Preservation North Carolina
- Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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- North Carolina
- Provenance note:
- In 1877, John Milton Odell (of Randolph County, N.C.) purchased, expanded, and rebuilt the mill that was already standing on this site. In 1909, due to financial problems, Odell sold the mill to George W. Watts (of Durham), who rebuilt it and renamed it Locke Cotton Mills. Finally, after the mill failed in the 1930s, Randolph Mills operated the facility until its closure in 1974.
- Architectural note:
- Surviving features of the mill include: Odell's 1882 three-story addition with a corbeled four-story tower and a single-story portion added in 1899, which includes a three-story tower. The largest surviving section, dating from 1909, is a building 40 bays long with sawtooth skylights and a two-story tower.
- Historical note:
- The Odell-Locke-Randolph Mill played a large role in Concord's transformation into a leading industrial town. By 1888, the mill was the largest plaid mill in the South. In the 1980s, investors rehabilitated the surviving structures for office and residential uses. The mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mills and mill-work
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Towers (Building divisions)
Buildings -- Additions
National Register of Historic Places
North Carolina -- History
Buildings -- Remodeling for other use