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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Shamrock Mills

 
 
Shamrock Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
1. Shamrock Mills Marker
Inscription. In 1911, Shamrock Knitting Mills was the first structure built by the Hanes Hosiery empire. Originally, the company manufactured cotton socks for children and men. In 1914, Shamrock Knitting Mills was renamed Hanes Hosiery Mills Company, and in 1918, the company switched to the production of women's cotton hosiery. The building's sawtooth roof is noteworthy in the development of industrial architecture. Sawtooth roof construction became popular in the 19th century and was also known as "north lighting." The skylights faced north to achieve the greatest benefit from the sun. This significant structure recalls the early history of one of the largest hosiery manufacturers in the world. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Erected 2010 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 5.77′ N, 80° 14.86′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Marshall Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Consolidation of Winston & Salem (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Forsyth County Men
Shamrock Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
2. Shamrock Mills Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); O'Hanlon's Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salem Waterworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First House Erected in Winston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas J. Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Regarding Shamrock Mills. This building is the long-time home of the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art and the Sawtooth Scool for Visual Art. The adjacent center building was recently expanded to become the larger Milton Rhodes Arts Center.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. The Sawtooth Center for Visual Art. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
3. Milton Rhodes Arts Center. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
4. W-S Marker Program page (pdf). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Shamrock Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
3. Shamrock Mills Marker
Shamrock Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
4. Shamrock Mills Marker
slightly further away - sawtooth roof more noticeable
Shamrock Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
5. Shamrock Mills Marker
Shamrock Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
6. Shamrock Mills Marker
wider view showing a adjacent portion of the Sawtooth Center
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 19, 2012
7. Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
A new addition/expansion to the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art. The Shamrock Mills' sawtooth roof is visible on the right side of the complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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