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- View, F. and H. Fries Arista Cotton Mill (Brookstown Inn), Forsyth County, North Carolina
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- Preservation North Carolina
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Building: Fries, F. and H. Arista Cotton Mills -- Brookstown Inn (Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina)
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- Fries, Francis, 1812-1863 more info on Fries, Francis, 1812-1863
- 200 Brookstown Avenue
- North Carolina
- Historical note:
- The town and the textile business began to change in 1837 with the decision to open the Salem Cotton Mill on today’s Brookstown Avenue. Never fully successful, the mill marked the first time that the Salem Moravians employed non-Moravians in a business of theirs. In 1854, it was bought by former N.C. governor John Motley Morehead, but returned to local ownership after the Civil War when the Fries family acquired it. In 1880, a large addition to the original structure created Arista Mills. The mill operated into the 1920s, and was saved in 1976 as a model project for preservation tax credits. The mill was also known as the F. and H. Fries Arista Cotton Mill, and it now functions as the Brookstown Inn.
- Architectural note:
- The construction of the mill was based on New England cotton mills, and was the first in the South with electric lighting.
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 36.090819, -80.245799
- External Resources:
Bio of Francis Henry Fries
Winston-Salem: A History, Arista Mills Entry
Arista Miils (Brookstown Inn) History