Revolution Mill on Yanceyville Street opened in 1898 as the first flannel mill in the south. The ownership was a partnership between the Cones and the Sternbergers. By 1930, it was the largest mill in the world to exclusively produce flannel. By 1982, the popularity of flannel had decreased to the extent that the mill closed. Today, the mill has been repurposed as space for apartments, businesses, gallery space, and offices. The above photo is an interior shot of a woman waling down one of the seemingly cavernous hallways. With all of those pine beams, it looks like someone walking off onto the horizon. The old timepiece on the wall, the simplicity of the woman's outfit, and the beams on the side remind us of the era when the mill was still making clothing.
We hope you have a great weekend and you get a chance, at some point, to explore Revolution Mill. The mill history has been so important to the Greensboro community.