Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Charlottesville Woolen Mills
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-24.)
Location. 38° 1.317′ N, 78° 27.396′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on East Market Street just west of Riverside Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Terrace Wing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Barrier (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ice House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Farm Slave Housing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Horses & Mules (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mulberry Row (approx. 0.9 miles away); Textiles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
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1. Charlottesville Woolen Mills Chronology. Compiled by O. Allan Gianniny, Jr. “1887- Employees approached Marchant for money to help build a chapel. The mill gave $150 and bought a plot of land. Construction started in July, and by Christmas a Gothic style church, 20 feet by 40 feet had been erected. A Christmas program was held in the new building.” (Submitted on April 16, 2009.)
2. The Charlottesville Woolen Mills: Working Life, Wartime, and the Walkout of 1918. by Andrew H. Myers. “On this morning, the company experienced its first labor disturbance since opening in 1867. Eighteen workers walked out of the plant after the general manager refused to compensate them for wages lost during a shutdown. This number comprised a relatively small percentage of the 130 or so employees, but the loss of skilled, experienced, hands struck a serious blow to management. (Submitted on April 16, 2009.)
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