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Abney Mills Woodruff Mill Second Shift panoramic photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2019-021

Content Description

This collection consists of one panoramic photograph showing the workers of the second shift at the Abney Mill located in Woodruff.


  • after 1946


Biographical / Historical

The Woodside Cotton Mill began operation around 1901. The structure was 270,000 square feet and housed 45,684 spindles, 644 looms and 400 employees at its peak. Throughout its a hundred year history, the mill changed hands multiple times. In 1928, it joined Brandon Mill and Poinsett Mill to form the Brandon Corporation. The Brandon Corporation was purchased by Abney Mills in 1946 and the mill was renamed the Abney Mills Woodruff Mill. In the mid-1990s, John Perkins of John Perkins Industries Inc. bought the building, named it Mount Vernon Mill, and leased the building. On March 27, 2001, a fire broke out in the building and the entire structure burnt down.


1 Photographic Prints

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Custodial History

Found in a house in Moore, SC that previously belonged to Dons Pearson. The back of the wooden frame read "J. C. Pearson's Woodshop, Moore SC/Help the Handicapped."

Condition Description

The front of the photograph has dirt stuck to it around the edges and there is slight cracking throughout. The back of the photograph has dirt throughout.

Processing Information

The photograph was removed from the frame it was brought in. It was lightly cleaned to remove surface dirt. The photograph was placed in an acid-free oversized folder.


Abney Mills Woodruff Mill Second Shift panoramic photograph
Harrison Gage
October 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

151 S. Church St.
Spartanburg SC 29306 United States