Owners Want to Develop Rocky Mount Mills
Posted October 6, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
ROCKY MOUNT — The owners of an old Nash County textile factory are hoping to give the building new life. Instead of tearing down the Rocky Mount Mills, the owners want to turn the landmark into a new hub for the community.
Rocky Mount Mills is a landmark of the community, but it was forced to close two years ago as a yarn maker. Since then, the buildings have been sitting dormant.
The massive buildings have been around since the 1800's. The owners say the 250,000 square feet are perfect for office space and condominiums.
They are now looking for a developer to appreciate the hardwood floors and tall, narrow windows.
The buildings have a lot of character, John Mebane, the Company President, says. "You can look around and see the different shades of bricks from different additions made through the years. The place has a lot of history. It's been here as long as anything's been here in Rocky Mount."