Raleigh Cotton Mills

This structure stands as a relatively rare example of late-nineteenth-century industrial architecture in Raleigh, a city that has always been a government, education, and market center rather than an industrial town. The solid brick construction, shallow-pitched roof, and large windows typify mill buildings of this time. The large windows introduced natural light into the work area prior to the use of electric lights. The interior, which has high timbered ceilings, decorated columns and large open spaces, has lent itself to conversion to condominiums.

Date: 1890; 1895

Images

Raleigh Cotton Mills, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Raleigh Cotton Mills, 1995 Image courtesy of Raleigh Cotton Mills.
Raleigh Cotton Mills, 1996 Image courtesy of Raleigh Cotton Mills.
Raleigh Cotton Mills, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

Location

614 Capital Boulevard

Metadata

RHDC, “Raleigh Cotton Mills,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/37.