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Interior detail, Loray Cotton Mill, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina

Loray Cotton Mill (Gastonia, N.C.)
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Interior detail, Loray Cotton Mill, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina
Cotton mills
Beams (Structural elements)
Original Format:
Color slides
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
Created Date:
Architectural photographs
Gastonia (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Preservation North Carolina
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
Note field:
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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: Loray Cotton Mill (Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina)

Provenance note:
The mill was founded by John F. Love, George Gray and others and given a name from the combination of the names Love and Gray.
Architectural note:
The main portion of the mill rises six stories, with an eight-story tower.
Historical note:
After the mill's 1921 expansion, it was noted to be the largest textile mill in the South under a single roof. Loray Cotton Mill played a major role in Southern labor history when the National Textile Workers Union strike in 1929 turned violent. The Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gastonia (N.C.)
Mills and mill-work
Cotton mills
Industrial buildings
National Register of Historic Places
Historic buildings
Buildings -- Additions
Textile mills
Textile industry
North Carolina -- History
Towers (Building divisions)