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108-0123 Dan River Mill No. 8

Dan River Mill No. 8
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/17/2009

NRHP Listing Date 03/24/2010

NPS property number 10000095

Recalling Danville’s former role as a world textile-manufacturing powerhouse, Mill No. 8 was built by Dan River Inc. in 1920 and operated from 1921 through to the 1990s. Encompassing 18-plus acres on the south bank of the Dan River, the mill was designed in a simplified Gothic Revival architectural style. The five-story mill is among the few left standing of the numerous mill buildings in the Riverside Division, most of which were demolished in the first decade of the 21st century. Also known as the “White Mill,” the building is an important reminder of the textile industry’s contribution to the economic development of Danville and Virginia’s Southside region.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 14, 2018