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Pelham Mills Factory

This blog focuses on the very historical ruins of Pelham Mills in Greer SC. From :

The archaeological significance of the site of the twentieth century Pelham Mills factory and its nineteenth century precedents is that this resource embodies physical evidence of the birth and growth of the piedmont textile industry, which has been one of the major shapers of South Carolina’s present economic, social, demographic, and landscape character. The ruins of Pelham Mills was listed in the National Register November 19, 1987.
All 123 pictures of the Pelham office,dam ruins, and the dam are in this flickr set.

View of brick pilings which supported the water turbine-driven shaft(s) that powered the mill’s spinning machinery; the foundation enclosed turbine area and corner wall of the mill’s main powerhouse.  On the far left is the stone foundation.  The brush is being burned off around the ruins.  This picture was taken from the top of the dam.

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Foundational remains above river.Foundation of enclosed turbine area and corner wall of mill's main powerhouse.Archway underneath foundation of enclosed turbine area.
Pipe in the middle of enclosed turbine area. corner wall of the mill’s main powerhouse. Rear of enclosed turbine area and corner wall.
Corner Wall.Remains of laid bricks below powerhouse.Brick foundations/walls next to powerhouse.
Brick pilings which supported the water turbine-driven shaft(s) that powered the mill’s spinning machinery.Brush is being burned off of the brick pilings.Wall on the stream side of the powerhouse.
Base of steam smokestack Outside of stone foundation.Interior of stone foundation.
Detail of stone foundation. Vat associated with the mill's dye plant.Concrete slab and brick foundation next to vat.
Tags: abandoned, industrial, mill

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