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|Location||701 Dallas Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama|
|Architect||Lockwood & Greene|
|NRHP Reference #||78000496|
|Added to NRHP||September 18, 1978|
Dallas Mills was a manufacturer of cotton sheeting. The company was chartered in 1890 by T.B. Dallas, and began operation in 1892 as Alabama's largest cotton mill, manufacturing sheeting. In 1891 the company announced that the Dallas Cotton Mill was to be located in Huntsville, Alabama. At the time Huntsville's population at that time was 7,995 citizens.
The mill village extended from Oakwood Avenue, South to O'Shaughnessy Avenue, and West to Dallas Avenue. Employees were provided homes, medical care, churches, library, lodge building, YMCA, concerts, a kindergarten, and schools.
The mill closed in 1949. Dallas Village was incorporated into Huntsville six years later in 1955. Genesco Shoe Company then used the mill building for a distribution operation until 1985. After that the mill was vacant until the building was destroyed by a fire on July 24, 1991 that lasted three days.
- Rison-Dallas Association - History Deals with Rison School, built by Dallas Manufacturing Company for the children of cotton mill workers, but includes photos of the mill as well.
- Alabama Review, Apr 2001 by Joyce M Smith - When the Yankees come to Huntsville, again, and again, and again ...[dead link]
- Huntsville Youth Website - Local Ghost Stories
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