Lenoir Cotton Mill, Near U.S. Route 11, Lenoir City, Loudon County, TN
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Near U.S. Route 11, Lenoir City, TN
Find maps of Lenoir City, TN
Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS TN-198
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-60).
Significance: The Lenoir Cotton Mill, built about 1843, was one of a series of mills in the community along Town Creek, and the only one surviving in more than a ruinous state. They were built by William Ballard Lenoir, a prosperous farmer, manufacturer, miller, land surveyor, and merchant who settled here in 1810. His entire estate remained intact following his death in 1852, and in 1890 was taken over by a development company, the Lenoir City Company, who laid out the present town. At that time there were 1000 spindles operated in the mill. It was later converted to a grain mill, and now owned by the city, it has been unused for many years.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. WEST SIDE FACING ROAD
2. EAST SIDE AND SOUTH END
3. SOUTH END
4. NORTH END
5. WEST SIDE FROM NORTHWEST
6. EAST SIDE FROM NORTHEAST
7. DETAIL OF SOUTHWEST CORNER FROM NORTH (INTERIOR VIEW)
8. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST CORNER FROM NORTH SHOWING EXPOSED BEAMS AND STRUCTURAL SYSTEM (INTERIOR VIEW)
9. DETAIL OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF BUILDING SHOWING STRUCTURAL SYSTEM (INTERIOR VIEW)
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