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4258
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Built in 1902, with later expansion in 1921, the Loray Mill in Gaston County was known as the world's largest textile mill under one roof. The mill was saved from demolition when the owner, Bridgestone/Firestone, donated it to Preservation North Carolina in December 1998. Rehabilitation plans include using it for a civic center, office-retail complex, and condominiums. Plans are also underway to nominate the 600,000 square-foot mill as a National Historic Landmark.
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North Carolina Preservation (NoCar Oversize E 151 N6x), Vol. Issue 111, Spring 1999, p1, il
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4541
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The L. Vincent Lowe, Jr. Award is the highest preservation award given to a state business for promoting protection of architectural resources in North Carolina. Bridgestone/ Firestone, Inc. received the 1999 award for donating the Loray Mill in Gastonia to Preservation North Carolina. Built in 1902, the 600,000 square-foot mill is the state's most significant industrial property.
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North Carolina Preservation (NoCar Oversize E 151 N6x), Vol. Issue 115, Spring 2000, p19
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4910
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With six stories and 600,000 square feet of floor space, the Loray Mills in Gastonia was once the South's largest textile mill. Now owned by Preservation North Carolina, the old mill is being restored. The project calls for 240 condominiums, restaurants, office space, retail space, and a possible hotel. Developers plan to begin work on the project in 2001.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 59 Issue 1, Jan 2001, p11, il
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15504
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Gastonia, located in Gaston County, is facing the coming year with a degree of confidence that assures the continuance of the community's national importance as a cotton manufacturing center. Citizens give credit for this improvement in conditions to the purchase and operation by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company of one of the world's largest cord tire fabric mills--formerly known as the Loray Mill at Gastonia. This provides new employment and promotes development of the industrial sector of Gastonia.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 44, Mar 1936, p11, 21
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21737
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This article examines the history of the Loray Mill in Gastonia, North Carolina from 1900 to 1935 with emphasis on its role within the local community and the global textile industry. Labor relations at the mill are also covered, including the strikes of 1919 and 1934.
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