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Pearle Cotton Mill & Dam, Elbert County Road 245, Elberton, Elbert County, GA



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B&W Photos

HB349632
View Northwest Of Engine Room Wall

HB349633
View North Along Raceway Towards Turbine Room

HB349634
View North Across Raceway Towards Boiler And Engine Room

HB349635
View Northwest Of Turbine Room, Engine Room And Boiler Room

HB349636
View North Across Raceway Of Engine Room And Turbine Room

HB349637
View East Of Inside Spinning And Carding Area

HB349638
Turbine Room Exterior Wall And Raceway

HB349639
View East Boiler Room, Engine Room And Picker Room

HB349640
View South, Turbine Room Interior Showing Turbine Shaft And Water Closet Tower

HB349641
View North Across Tail Race Of Turbine Room, Spinning And Carding Areas And Water Closet Tower

HB349642
View North Of Carding And Spinning Areas Wall

HB349643
View West Of Picker Room Window And Head Races

HB349644
View Southeast Of Boiler Room

HB349645
View Southeast Of Picker Room

HB349646
Aerial View Looking Up Stream (north)

HB349647
End View Of East Buttress

HB349648
Detail Of East Buttress

HB349649
View North Of Creek Channel And East Abutment

HB349650
View West Of Main Dam Structure

HB349651
View Northwest Across Beaver Dam Creek

HB349652
View Northwest Across Pool Of Dam Piers

HB349653
Cotton Mill In Background, Showing Bell Tower On North

HB349654
Cotton Mill In Background, Looking Northeast From Wooden Bridge Over Beaverdam Creek

HB349655
Picker Room, Interior

HB349656
Picker Room, Interior

HB349657
Spinning Room, Interior

HB349658
Company-owned Two-family House, Labeled 'our Home, 1908'


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Item Title


Location
Elbert County Road 245, Elberton+vicinity, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER GA-42
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-42).
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Significance: The Pearle Cotton Mill is an industrial archeological site that once served as the focus of a mill village known as Beverly, Georgia. The factory was built in 1895 by Thomas M. Swift of Elberton, Georgia. Though the mill has operated under many owners and was ultimately abandoned, it represents a locally significant industrial enterprise that played an important role in the local community.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Fires
Civil Engineering


Related Names
Frank Van Ness & Associates
James Leffel & Company
Bowden, Paul
Chandler, Raymond E.
Mattox, W. H.
McCalla, J. W.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View Northwest of Engine Room Wall
2. View North along Raceway towards Turbine Room
3. View North across Raceway towards Boiler and Engine Room
4. View Northwest of Turbine Room, Engine Room and Boiler Room
5. View North across Raceway of Engine Room and Turbine Room
6. View East of inside Spinning and Carding Area
7. Turbine Room Exterior Wall and Raceway
8. View East Boiler Room, Engine Room and Picker Room
9. View South, Turbine Room Interior showing Turbine Shaft and Water Closet Tower
10. View North across Tail Race of Turbine Room, Spinning and Carding Areas and Water Closet Tower
11. View North of Carding and Spinning Areas Wall
12. View West of Picker Room Window and Head Races
13. View Southeast of Boiler Room
14. View Southeast of Picker Room
15. Aerial View Looking Up Stream (North)
16. End View of East Buttress
17. Detail of East Buttress
18. View North of Creek Channel and East Abutment
19. View West of Main Dam Structure
20. View Northwest Across Beaver Dam Creek
21. View Northwest Across Pool of Dam Piers
22. COTTON MILL IN BACKGROUND, SHOWING BELL TOWER ON NORTH
23. COTTON MILL IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM WOODEN BRIDGE OVER BEAVERDAM CREEK
24. PICKER ROOM, INTERIOR
25. PICKER ROOM, INTERIOR
26. SPINNING ROOM, INTERIOR
27. COMPANY-OWNED TWO-FAMILY HOUSE, LABELED 'OUR HOME, 1908'


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