Carr Mill Mall

Carr Mill Mall is a small local mall located in Carrboro, North Carolina. It is listed under the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a host for numerous local live performances and other cultural events.

History

Built in 1898 by Thomas F. Lloyd, History of Carr Mill Mall on the Carr Mill Mall website [http://carrmillmall.com/history.shtml] ] it was formerly a cotton mill known as Alberta and the town's original name West End. By 1913 it had become one of the world's largest hardwood cross-tie markets shipping them on train tracks still visible by the mall today. In 1909 the Julian Carr family bought the mill and by 1930 it closed. In 1945 the miil re-opened and remained open until the 1960s. In 1974 the Carrboro board of Alderman decided to have the building torn down to build a mall. The community was outraged and in 1977 the mill reopended again but this time as Carr Mill Mall.North Carolina Travels page on Carr Mill Mall [http://www.northcarolinatravels.com/carrboro/carrmillmall/index.htm] ] Today it has expanded to include many shops.

Alberta Cotton Mill is the former mill name of Carr Mill Mall. The mill originally processed cotton. In 1913 it was renamed Venable after the University of North Carolina's first presidentCarrboro commons blog [http://carrborocommons.org/2007/01/24/from-mill-to-mall/ "From Mill to Mall"] ] .

Local Controversies

During the course of 2006 some local residents have expressed annoyance [http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2007/04/13/OnlineExclusives/Residents.Still.Angered.By.Signs-2839846.shtml "Residents Still Angered by Signs"] ] at new rules [http://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/article/display.php?id=1489 Carr Mill Malls Open Space policy] ] stating that all performances on the Weaver Street lawn must have signed permission in advance from the owners of Carr Mill Mall. The area consistently holds events and entertainment [http://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/community/index.php Weaver Street events] ]

External links

* [http://carrmillmall.com/history.shtml History of Carr Mill Mall]

References


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