The Louise Cotton Mill in Mecklenburg County is one of 10 properties and districts in North Carolina that were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, officials said.
Gov. Pat McCrory and the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources announced the additions Friday, calling the National Register a vital tool in preserving the state’s historic resources.
“Traveling throughout the state has given me a much deeper appreciation for the wealth of historic places we have,” McCrory said. “One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling roles of being governor has been getting to know our state’s history through and through.”
Officials estimate there are more than 73,000 National Register properties in the state.
In Charlotte, the Louise Cotton Mill is architecturally significant as an intact example of the heavy-timber mill construction seen at the turn of the 20th century, according to the state.
Originally built in 1897 with an addition in 1901, the U-shaped textile mill is at 1101 Hawthorne Lane. Officials believe it is among Charlotte’s oldest industrial buildings.
Other additions to the National Register include the Hillside Park High School in Durham, the Eureka Manufacturing Co. Cotton Mill in Lincolnton and the Fort Caswell Historic District of Oak Island.
The additions were reviewed by the N.C. National Register Advisory Committee, approved by the state Historic Preservation Officer ( www.hpo.ncdcr.gov) and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register, officials said.