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Property Name Central Roller Mills
Reference Number 13000454
State South Carolina
County Pickens
Town Central
Street Address 300 Madden Bridge Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/25/2013
Areas of Significance Industry
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Central Roller Mills is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A at the statewide level of significance, for its association with the roller mill industry in South Carolina from the earliest years of the twentieth century until almost the last quarter of the century, and as the only extant and intact such mill in South Carolina known to the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.The mill played a significant role in shaping and supporting the economy of the town of Central from 1903 until it closed its doors in the early 1980s. When the mill opened it brought employment and revitalization to a struggling town. The mill acted as a food supply for Central and the surrounding area of Pickens County, supplying local schools with flour for bread.


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