A couple of weeks ago, we featured Palm Street Christian Church in McAdoo Heights and mentioned that it overlooked Revolution Mill. Here we see a view of Palm Street Christian from Yanceville Street. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens zooming from Revolution Mill, across Church Street and up on Palm near State Street. With the two, modest mill houses to the left of the church, you have an idea of just how compact one's path was early in the 20th century. From home, to church, to shops, to work, to recreation all on foot, if necessary. There is a lot to be said for that type of lifestyle.
Revolution Cotton Mills, a 2-million-square-foot complex, was built in 1899. At one time, it was the world's largest flannel production facility. This whole part of town played an important role in Greensboro's early history. We hate that Revolution is no longer a mill; however, we are happy that the structure is there for us to explore, photograph, and share. The brick shell is proof positive that Greensboro played a role in the Industrial Revolution.