The company built four textile mills along the Pacolet River, beginning in 1882. The completion of the office came later, in 1908. At the turn of the century, Pacolet Mills was the fifth largest textile manufacturer in South Carolina, and it was among the top 10 in the Southeast.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 2004. Among its most notable features are the Italianate terracotta roof and concrete pergola pictured above.
SCIWAY thanks frequent contributor Ann Helms of Spartanburg for this photo she took in 2009.
If you have a few minutes, you should definitely watch the video documentary below created by ETV. It is a wonderful and insightful look into the past, present, and future of Pacolet and the Pacolet Mills.
The Come-See-Me Festival is considered the largest all-volunteer festival in South Carolina and attracts more than 100,000 participants and visitors every year. During the 10-day festival, residents and visitors can enjoy food, music, sports, scenic gardens, and much more. There is literally something for everyone!
Official sponsors of the 2012 Come-See-Me Festival are Carolinas Medical Center Pineville, the City of Rock Hill, Comporium Communications, the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Williams & Fudge, Inc.
The 2012 Festival will be held April 12 through April 21. A complete calendar of events is available online on the official festival website at comeseeme.org.