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136-5056 Crompton-Shenandoah Plant

Crompton-Shenandoah Plant
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/2011

NRHP Listing Date 08/18/2011

NRHP Reference Number 11000555

The Crompton-Shenandoah Plant, in Waynesboro, covers a 40-acre site with roughly 10 acres featuring buildings that date from 1926 through the 1970s. The plant specialized in the cutting, dyeing and finishing of greige goods and produced corduroy, velvet and velveteen fabrics. A major employer in Waynesboro for over 50 years before closing in 1982, Crompton-Shenandoah employed 1,200 workers at its peak in the late 1940s and was the leading producer of corduroy and velveteen fabrics in the world.

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

Updated: November 30, 2021