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Newberry Cotton Mills

 
 
Newberry Cotton Mills Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 2008
1. Newberry Cotton Mills Marker
Inscription. Newberry Cotton Mills, incorporated in 1882, began operation in 1885. The mill was designed by prominent textile mill architects Lockwood, Greene, & Co. and was one of the first cotton mills in the United States operated by steam power. Z.F. Wright, who served as president 1905 ~ 1947, was responsible for several expansions. Newberry Cotton Mills, which also sponsored the Newberry Concert Band 1906 ~ 1968, closed in 1982.
 
Erected 1997 by Newberry Historical Society. (Marker Number 36-14.)
 
Location. 34° 16.369′ N, 81° 37.402′ W. Marker is in Newberry, South Carolina, in Newberry County. Marker is on Main St. near Tarrant St., on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 833 Main St, Newberry SC 29108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newberry County World War II Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newberry County World War I Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); National WWII Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newberry County Confederate Monument
Newberry Cotton Mills Marker, looking back ( east) towards Tarrant Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 28, 2008
2. Newberry Cotton Mills Marker, looking back ( east) towards Tarrant Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvin Crozier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newberry.
 
More about this marker. Street address roughly bounded by Drayton, Boundary, Charles, Terrant and Crosson Streets.
 
Regarding Newberry Cotton Mills. The Newberry Cotton Mills Historic District and Boundary Street were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


Boundary Street-Newberry Cotton Mills Historic District ** (added 1980 - District - #80004465)
Roughly bounded by Drayton, Boundary, Charles, Terrant and Crosson Sts., Newberry
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Italianate, Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Industry, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Institutional Housing, Manufacturing Facility, Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling
Marker, across Main St. from South Carolina State Government Employment Security Comm Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Marker, across Main St. from South Carolina State Government Employment Security Comm

Current Function: Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction
Current Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. National Register Properties in South Carolina Boundary Street-Newberry Cotton Mills Historic District, Newberry County (Newberry), includes other pictures (Submitted on September 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Newberry Cotton Mills Marker, looking west toward Drayton St, today Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 28, 2008
4. Newberry Cotton Mills Marker, looking west toward Drayton St, today
 
 
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