Enterprise Manufacturing Company, 1450 Greene Street, Augusta Canal, Augusta, Richmond County, GA
Augusta Canal, Augusta, GA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER GA-13
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-13).
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1877 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1881 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1888 subsequent work
Significance: The Granite Mill, built shortly after the completion of the original canal, is the oldest industrial building in Augusta. The later Enterprise Manufacturing Company was the first large-scale mill to use water power from the enlarged Augusta Canal. Its success signaled the emergence of Augusta as a manufacturing center. The mill still operates, showing the adaptability of 19th-century mills to modern machinery, and still (1977) uses canal water to power its hydroelectric plant.
Coleman, James L.
Davis, Jones S.
Jackson, George T.
Jackson, William E.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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