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Home of Dan River Fabrics

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Home of Dan River Fabrics Marker
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The "HOME" sign is part of the iconic, red neon "Home of the River Fabrics" sign that was located on top of Danville's historic White Mill (No. 8) Mill is the only surviving building of the Riverside Division of Dan River Inc. — Danville's textile company that employed thousands of local people over a span of 125 years.

A second "Home of Dan River Fabrics" sign also formerly sat on top of a building in the Schoolfield Mills Division, west of downtown.

The Danville Historical Society purchased and stored the White Mills's sign until 2015, when several of the letters were taken out of storage, repaired and displayed. For nearly 60 years the sign remained a welcoming beacon to visitors and to residents returning home to Danville. Now thanks to a creative local initiative, these four letters are welcoming people home once again.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 2015.
 
Location. 36° 35.283′ N, 79° 23.578′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on

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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. Home of Dan River Fabrics Marker
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North Union Street just north of Main Street (Virginia Route 293), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 N Union St, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Danville's Streetcars (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danville System (about 500 feet away); Bloody Monday (about 600 feet away); Harry Wooding (about 600 feet away); The Wreck of Old 97 (about 600 feet away); This Trough (about 700 feet away); Centennial Celebration of the Danville Tobacco Association (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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