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Featured: Three Adaptive Reuse Projects in North Carolina Reinvent Historic Mills

When architect Louis Cherry first walked into the Adams-Millis Hosiery Mill, a 1920s factory in High Point, North Carolina, his jaw dropped. “It was majestic, almost like a Greek stoa,” he says of the cast-in-place concrete structure and the two-foot-wide columns with flare mushroom cap tops and square drop caps. Designed to facilitate intricate work, the mill had narrow floor plates and could allow for “all kinds of natural light” despite windows that had been boarded up over the years. “I saw the potential for this to be a gorgeous space.”

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Source: Elissaveta M. Brandon, Metropolis
Image Credit: Metropolis, Courtesy Keith Isaas

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