Even though it is Thursday, we're sharing another H for ABC Wednesday. We thought of H for "hosiery mill" when Greensboro was snowed in. Since Greensboro was once a thriving mill town, we would be remiss in not mentioning hosiery. The above mill is located between Lindley Park and UNCG. Almost 100 years ago, the knitting mill was opened by northern industrialists Mock, Judson, and Voehringer.* Many of the mill workers lived in nearby Highland and Lindley Parks. Unlike the Cone Brothers, Mock, Judson, and Voehringer didn't build mill housing, but depended on workers finding housing in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Today, there is no evidence of Greensboro's recent snow and not much evidence of the once thriving Rolane Hosiery Mill and Factory Outlet Store on Howard & Hiatt. The above building is approximately 140,000 square feet. It would be wonderful if nearby UNCG could find a use for this sturdy piece of Greensboro's mill history. For now, it seems pretty abandoned and neglected. Yesterday was ABC Wednesday and H is for hosiery and HISTORY. See the rest of the world's entries here and our former entries here.
*read more about the Mock, Judson, and Voehringer Mill here, on page 6 of an old Lindley Park Neighborhood Association Newsletter.