At one time Dan River Mills was the largest textile mill in the south. Raw cotton entered the plant on one end and the finished product exited the plant on the other. I recently learned about Dan River and started making inquiries to gain access to the facility. Last Friday was the long awaited day, with many of the buildings now de-constructed. In this process materials such as brick and lumber are salvaged and repurposed. The plant has been undergoing this process for the last 5 years. I wish I had known of this at the start, what a great project it would have been to document this process.
But nonetheless gaining access to this facility was a thrill and I hope to return soon.