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Cotton Industry North Carolina Charlotte

Louise Cotton Mill

The Louise Cotton Mill still stands at 1101 Hawthorne Lane in Charlotte. At the time of its completion in 1897, it was the largest mill in Charlotte. In 1901, a large additon was completed. Herbert Smith Chadwick (1856-1899) was the owner He also built 60 mill houses nearby in rows of five with twelve houses to a row. Chadwick came to an untimely end after being honorably discharged from the Army during the Spanish-American War. One year later, he committed suicide in 1899 while in Boston for business.

Louise Cotton Mill

The Louise Cotton Mill still stands at 1101 Hawthorne Lane in Charlotte. At the time of its completion in 1897, it was the largest mill in Charlotte. In 1901, a large additon was completed. Herbert Smith Chadwick (1856-1899) was the owner He also built 60 mill houses nearby in rows of five with twelve houses to a row. Chadwick came to an untimely end after being honorably discharged from the Army during the Spanish-American War. One year later, he committed suicide in 1899 while in Boston for business.

Cotton Screw Press

A cotton screw press somewhere in Charlotte. Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: Washington News Company

Cotton ready for shipping

Shows men `Trucking cotton on the platform. Charlotte, NC` Physical Description: 3x5 - black & white Publisher: Stone and Barringer Publishers

Loading Cotton onto Rail Cars

Shows workers trucking cotton on the Old City Platform. Physical Description: 3x5 black and white Publisher: Stone and Barringer Publishers

Southern Cotton Oil Company

The Southern Oil Cotton Company was located on South Tryon Street at Worthington Avenue. On the back of the photo, information indicates the cotton in the foreground burned at some point. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Cotton machinery

Roller compress creating bales of cotton. Physical Description: Original from Tompkins Papers Collection.4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Cotton Machinery

Cotton being placed on round bales and roller compressor. Physical Description: Original from Tompkins collection 4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Cotton Worker

Worker marking bales of cotton as sold. Physical Description: Original from Tompkins Papers Collection - 4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Cotton production

Bales of cotton waiting at the compress. Physical Description: 4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown