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Great Falls Mill, West Washington & Broad Avenue, Rockingham, Richmond County, NC



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Location
West Washington & Broad Avenue, Rockingham, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NC-205
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Significance: Richmond Manufacturing Company was chartered December 1833, Chapter LXIX, by Walter Francis Leak, Francis T. Leak, General Alfred Dockery and others. It began operations on Falling Creek as a yarn mill. It is the fifth oldest cotton mill in the state. The old Clark Grist Mill of about 1800 was located on the same site. The Richmond Mill was burned by Sherman's Army about March 1865. It was rebuilt 1869 by Walter Francis Leak as Great Falls Mill...

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Brick Buildings
War (Civil War)


Related Names
Leak, Walter Francis
Richmond Manufacturing Company
Dockery, Gen. Alfred
Leak, Francis T.
McVicker, Gerald, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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