Louise Cotton Mill

Also known as: Chadwick-Hoskins No. 4; Textron-Southern, Inc.; Louise Plant
1101 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC


Louise Cotton Mill

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 2013

Louise Cotton Mill meets National Register of Historic Places Criterion C in the area of Architecture as an important example of textile mill architecture in Charlotte. When it was built in 1897 it was the largest cotton mill in Charlotte. 9 It was substantially enlarged in 1901 and the additions created aU-shaped plan with courtyard, which was not found in other Charlotte mills. 10 The use of slow-burning construction methods, brick construction, heavy-timber framing, large and plentiful windows and monitor roofs with clerestory windows in the original mill and its additions represent the best practices of textile mill design and technology at the time for dealing with fire resistance, structural strength, vibration, natural light, and ventilation. It is one of only three intact cotton mills that survive in the city from the late nineteenth century and one of two surviving mills that were built or expanded in 1901. It retains significant architectural integrity of its historic location, association, setting, feeling, design, materials, and workmanship. Louise Mill operated as a cotton mill from 1897 until 1957, when it was closed. The period of significance is from 1897, the date that the original building was completed, until 1901, the year the mill was enlarged. - National Register Database

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "NRHP Record Number" and Imported Photo
  • August 22, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller
  • May 23, 2014: Added by Michael Miller