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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Developer John Church at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. He originally planned to demolish the old textile mill on six acres he bought near downtown Belmont and build a residential/commercial development. But as workers peeled off the newer brick they began to see older layers. Hidden under several additions was Belmont's first mill - built by R.L. Stowe in 1903. Now, the Churches are hoping to restore the building. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Old former mill houses are visible from the windows at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    John Church shows four different layers of brick visible at the side of an upstairs window at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Some of the brick used in the older layers was made on site. As workers peeled off the newer brick they began to see older layers. Hidden under several additions was Belmont's first mill - built by R.L. Stowe in 1903. Now, Church is hoping to restore the building. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Cameron Taylor Patton works at the old Chronicle Mill Friday. As workers peel off the newer brick, older layers are visible. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Falonzo Dixon, Cameron Taylor Patton and Jonathan Salazar clear old brick from the window sills at the old Chronicle Mill Friday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Ryan Schrift and John Church look at four different layers of brick visible at the side of an upstairs window at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    John Church shows four different layers of brick visible at the side of an upstairs window at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Some of the brick used in the older layers was made on site. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    George Culver, owner/manager of Applied Abatement Demolition and Trucking which is handling the restoration, talks with a group about the restoration at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    George Culver, manager of Applied Abatement Demolition and Trucking which is handling the restoration, carries a ladder at Belmont's old Chronicle Mill. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Cameron Taylor Patton works clearing old brick from windows at the old Chronicle Mill Friday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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