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Glencoe - Company Office and Store

 
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
1. Glencoe - Company Office and Store Marker
Inscription. Built around 1890 between the factory and the mill houses, the small brick building linked mill production and village life. The mill office was on the left side, with the owner's office behind it. The company store was on the right side. Especially before village residents had automobiles, the store was the place to buy food, tobacco, clothing and coal for heating and cooking. The company let workers make store purchases on credit. Their weekly paychecks had house rents and payments on store accounts already deducted from their wages. The store also served as a place for mail pick up and an informal community center.
 
Location. 36° 8.345′ N, 79° 25.67′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Glencoe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2406 Glencoe Street, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glencoe Management Houses (a few steps from this marker); Glencoe - Picker House and Dye House (within shouting distance of this marker); Glencoe - Power, Wheel House and Turbine (within shouting distance of this marker); Glencoe - The Mill Buildings (within
Glencoe - Company Office and Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
2. Glencoe - Company Office and Store Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Glencoe - Life in the Mill Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rise of the Textile Mill Communities (within shouting distance of this marker); Living in a Mill-Centered World (within shouting distance of this marker); Neighbors Divided (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glencoe Research Forum. This website provides information on historic Glencoe Mill and the restored mill village. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 

2. Glencoe Textile Heritage Museum. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
 
Additional keywords. Glencoe Mills, Cotton, Textiles, Alamance
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Glencoe - Company Office and Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
3. Glencoe - Company Office and Store Marker
Glencoe Textile Heritage Museum and Company Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
4. Glencoe Textile Heritage Museum and Company Store Marker
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By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
5. Glencoe Textile Heritage Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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