The Oneida Cotton Mills and Scott-Mebane Manufacturing Company Complex, located at 219 and 220 West Harden Street in Graham, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of textile mill construction. The mill, constructed in 1882 by Sidney Scott and W. Calvin Donnell, was the first cotton mill in Graham. In 1887, Lynn Banks Holt purchased the mill, renamed it Oneida Cotton Mills, and expanded it. Around 1900, Holt built Scott-Mebane Manufacturing Company across the street. The complex includes a total of eight buildings and structures, five of which are considered contributing in the nomination.
The Alamance County Historic Properties Commission will hold a public hearing on this nomination on January 14th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Alamance County Office Annex Conference Room. At this meeting the Historic Properties Commission will consider public comments and make a recommendation to the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.
The agenda and nomination packet are available for viewing on the Historic Properties Commission’s website: http://www.alamance-nc.com/planning/boards/historic-properties-commission/. If you are unable to attend or have further questions about the nomination please contact the Alamance County Planning Department at 336-570-4053.
This the 3rd day of January 2014.
Historic Properties Commission Chair
Jason S. Martin