old southern textile mill – gastonia, north carolina

It looked so spooky earlier that morning in the fog. I arrived just before dawn, and I could see it looming in the darkness. The main building in the picture is no longer used, only the satellite buildings. It's huge!

I just discovered today that the name of this building was the Loray Mill, and later the Firestone Mill. It is very famous for a labor strike that happened in 1929 (article here and here).

It is a heavily photographed building as evidenced by these search results on flickr.

This is my photo, clickable for greater detail:

Loray Mill.  Gastonia, NC

18 responses to “old southern textile mill – gastonia, north carolina

  1. Hmmmm, So agin on the move Dave!!You two are really lucky. So how's everything going on?The building looks like those we see in scary movies.

  2. I smell investigation arising!

  3. operainchicago

    interesting :sherlock:

  4. holdencaulfield3

    so that's it ?great building…but it's hard to believe that's all there is…are you going to develop it into expensive lofts ?where's the real story ?come on… give… you can't be that bored !

  5. We have lots of those former factories around here, but none so large. Those from the 1920es aren't, anyway. But do they look scary from up close!

  6. Oh I thought you ment one that looked like something out of scooby do a wood mill in a swamp with vine hanging all over it, a big full moon behind. I come from Manchester uk where there are lots of these big old mills which now have been coverted in to posh flats sorry apartments.

  7. They indeed look scary!

  8. Guys, if you want to go inside, you're more than welcome to do so. Ha, ha, ha.

  9. You could film a heckuva porno movie in there.

  10. Originally posted by XxTatteredXSoulXx:

    I got the right person for that, just bring the camera.

    I could *so* get into that. :devil: Just call me Mr. Voyeur.

  11. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    You could film a heckuva porno movie in there.

    I got the right person for that, just bring the camera. 😉

  12. holdencaulfield3

    Dear Mr. Voyeur…I've got a friend with a great "throbber"…What's the going rate these days ?

  13. Originally posted by holdencaulfield3:

    What's the going rate these days ?

    300 pesos.

  14. Originally posted by holdencaulfield3:

    How much is that in euros ?

    http://www.xe.com/ucc/300 Mexican pesos = 18.4 EURYou can probably get him down to 200 if he's drunk.

  15. holdencaulfield3

    Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    300 pesos.

    How much is that in euros ?(-:

  16. Originally posted by hildedeprez:

    Is there anybody who would have pictures of the old mill houses on the back of the Fire Stone Mill in Gastonia, NC.

    There are definitely some good mill houses around there. Also, the area around Revolution Mill in Greensboro is quite good.As for finding the pictures, I'm not sure. I'd try a search on flickr, and a Google image search.http://www.flickr.com/http://images.google.com/

  17. Is there anybody who would have pictures of the old mill houses on the back of the Fire Stone Mill in Gastonia, NC.Or pictures of the exterior and interior of a 1900 mill house.

  18. many old buildings like this are converting to loft style condos

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