Woodside Cotton Mill Village Historic District
|Location||Woodside Ave. and E. Main St., Woodside, South Carolina|
|Area||162.4 acres (65.7 ha)|
|Built by||Sirrine, Joseph E.|
|NRHP reference No.||87000678|
|Added to NRHP||April 30, 1987|
Woodside Cotton Mill Village Historic District is a national historic district located in Greenville County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 278 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites in an early 20th century urban South Carolina textile mill village. Centered on a mill founded by John T. Woodside in 1902, the district is located just west of the city limits of Greenville and is largely intact despite modernizations made by a succession of mill and home owners. The mill itself is a rectangular, brick, four-story building designed by J.E. Sirrine and built between 1902 and 1912. Eventually the mill became the largest cotton mill under one roof in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
The mill and mill village were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Several plans to convert the empty mill to apartments, senior housing, or artist studios have not been achieved due to lack of financing. In 2021, Woodside Mill was converted into loft-style apartments, opening as The Lofts at Woodside Mill.
Photographs of the mill, village, and community can be viewed in the Greenville County Library System digital collections.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- A. V. Huff, Greenville: The History of the CIty and County in the South Carolina Piedmont (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995), 237.
- James A. Dunlap, III (August 1986). "Woodside Cotton Mill Village Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- "Woodside Cotton Mill Village Historic District, Greenville County (Greenville)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved May 31, 2014. and accompanying map
- Amy Clarke Burns, "Q&Amy: New Plans for Woodside Mill?" Greenville News, September 26, 2015, 3A.
- Greenville County Library System. "Woodside Mill Digital Collection". Retrieved July 10, 2015.