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Old 10-25-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I can't place the Guilford Mills W. Wendover property, but I do actually remember the Pomona mill on Spring Garden Street. It think it was called Cotton Mill Square, and may have been called something else before that. I remember buying shoes there and there was one of those peanut/popcorn kiosks somewhere in the aisles that smelled so wonderful. It was definitely ahead of its time before the reuse of mills became as popular as it is becoming today.
A large shopping center sits where Guilford Mills was not too far from I-40. Cotton Mill Square was called Greensboro Outlet Mall. I still hate Cotton Mill Square was torn down. There was another mill off of Spring Garden Street on Howard St near the coliseum. I think it was called Rolane. That building still stands.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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It's the one at the corner of Fairview and 9th. After some Googling, it seems to be referred to as the Proximity Printworks Mill. It appears to be slated for a redevelopment similar to Revolution Mill.

Abandoned Greensboro mill to be redeveloped into apartments, retail | myfox8.com
The Proximity Mill is across from the Revolution Mill. Cone Mills had a complex of three mills (Revolution, Proximity and White Oak which is the one thats about to close.)

Most of the big cities in NC had families that basically built those cities. In Durham it was the Duke family, in Winston-Salem it was the Reynolds family and in Greensboro it was the Cone family. A number of Moses and Ceasar Cone's (the Cone Brothers) descendants still live in Greensboro today with the Cone name.

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Old 10-25-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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The Proximity Mill is across from the Revolution Mill. Cone Mills had a complex of three mills (Revolution, Proximity and White Oak which is the one thats about to close.)

Most of the big cities in NC had families that basically built those cities. In Durham it was the Duke family, in Winston-Salem it was the Reynolds family and in Greensboro it was the Cone family. A number of Moses and Ceasar Cone's (the Cone Brothers) descendants still live in Greensboro today with the Cone name.
The descendants would be Ceasar's and possibly other siblings'.

Moses and Bertha had no children. That's one reason the Cone Manor House (aka Flat Top Manor) outside Blowing Rock belongs the the National Park Service. Upon her death in 1947, Bertha bequeathed the manor house and its 3,600 acres to Cone Hospital in Greensboro, whose board subsequently donated the property to the NPS in 1949.

Moses and Ceasar had 5 other siblings. Two younger sisters were the well-known art collectors, Claribel and Etta. I don't know anything about the other 3.

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Old 10-25-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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A large shopping center sits where Guilford Mills was not too far from I-40. Cotton Mill Square was called Greensboro Outlet Mall. I still hate Cotton Mill Square was torn down. There was another mill off of Spring Garden Street on Howard St near the coliseum. I think it was called Rolane. That building still stands.
Thank you. I know which building you're talking about, right here:

https://goo.gl/maps/Jkg31nPinKA2
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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I wonder what they will make this last milll into?
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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A large shopping center sits where Guilford Mills was not too far from I-40. Cotton Mill Square was called Greensboro Outlet Mall. I still hate Cotton Mill Square was torn down. There was another mill off of Spring Garden Street on Howard St near the coliseum. I think it was called Rolane. That building still stands.
The Rolane property was originally the Mock, Judson, and Voehringer Hosiery Mill. It was founded around 1927, and there is a thorough wikipedia article about it. Unfortunately, it is run down and not in a great location in my opinion.

Here is Benjamin Brigg's take on it, circa 2010:

https://preservationgreensboro.org/m...ation-project/

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Old 10-26-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Just think if many of those mills were downtown. The center-city would have a more aged "industrial" feel.
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