Sibley Manufacturing Company, 1717 Goodrich Street, Augusta Canal, Augusta, Richmond County, GA
Augusta Canal, Augusta, GA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER GA-19
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-19).
Building/structure dates: 1892 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1944 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Significance: Located on the Augusta Canal, one of the few remaining power canals in the country, the Sibley mill continuously has used the canal to generate its own power; at present, it supplies between 50% and 75% of the mill's power. Located on the site of the historic Confederate Powder Works, the mill is a unique example of a 19th-century utilitarian structure designed in an eclectic architectural style. The mill has adapted to new technology and continued to enlarge the plant, additions and alterations trying to keep the original building's architectural integrity.
Chafee, John W.
Davis, Jones S.
Raworth, Theodore S.
Sibley, William C.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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