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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 farm workers

Woker hauling cotton to gin in a mule drawn wagon. Physical Description: 4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Cotton Machinery

Travelling cotton gin Physical Description: 4x5 negativeOriginal from Tompkins Papers Publisher: Unknown

Carding and Spinning cotton

Workers on a farm carding and spinning cotton. Physical Description: 4x5 negativeOriginal from Tompkins Papers Collection Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte Oil and Fertilizer Company

The Charlotte Oil and Fertilizer Company was a modern-steam-operated ginnery located in the Atherton Mill area on what is now South Boulevard. The ginnery processed seventy-five bales of cotton a day. Physical Description: Original from Tompkins papers.4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown