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Property Name Dunavant Cotton Manufacturing Company
Reference Number 13000227
State North Carolina
County Burke
Town Morganton
Street Address 109 East Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 05/01/2013
Areas of Significance Industry
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000227.pdf
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Dunavant Cotton Manufacturing Company meets National Register Criterion A for its important role in the industrial development of Morganton, North Carolina, ushering in the cotton textile manufacturing era in the town. It is significant as being the oldest cotton textile mill in Morganton, completed in December 1888. The proposed period of significance is 1889 to 1949, the time period during which the building was in use as a cotton textile mill, first as Dunavant Cotton Manufacturing Company and, beginning in 1895, as Alpine Cotton Mill No. 1, under the ownership of William Allen Erwin of Durham, North Carolina.

 

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