09/17/10 158 W, 1 I - + 6 - 1 Historic Mill Building Burns in Randolph County


FireNews has posted a story about a historic mill building in Randolph County that burned on September 3. The Franklinville Manufacturing Company building at 1306 Andrew Hunter Road in Franklinville was also known as the Old Franklinville Mill. The abandoned structure was fully involved on arrival of Engine 82. Other departments on scene included East Side, Staley, West Side, Climax, Ulah, Seagrove, and Liberty. They also have a link to additional images also posted by FFD.

This MyFox8 story notes that the mill closed in 1978 and was purchased by the Randolph Heritage Conservancy in 1994. They were hoping to turn same into an attraction. Citing this Notes on the History of Randolph County, NC web site, the story says the building was built in 1938. Looks like the manufacturing company dated to the 1830s. Google also finds this neat page about Historic Mills on the Deep River in North Carolina
 


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