Maymont, a huge house in Cramerton, was built by Stuart Cramer in 1917. The house has thirty-eight rooms, gigantic fireplaces, and a pool so deep that it once served as a reserve water supply for the town. A mill and industrial community grew up around the house, and Cramer, who bought many local mills, became the textile leader of the area. Senator George Tinkham of Massachusetts spent many months at Maymont, and area residents claim he predicted the war with Japan before it occurred. Although the house was bought by Burlington Industries in 1940 and began to sink into disrepair, Ray Andrews and his wife currently rent the house and are slowly restoring it.