Embler Home – Anderson, South Carolina
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This photo of the home that once belonged to Anderson Mill supervisor Talmadge Embler was taken on January 17, 2015 – two days before it burned to the ground. South Carolina’s Upstate made an ideal home for textile mills in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The area’s proximity to water power, railroads, and prolific cotton crops meant that multiple mills sometimes developed within one town. In Anderson, the Anderson Cotton Mill was one of a several textile mills established. Along with neighboring Equinox Mill and Appleton Mill, a prosperous community developed.
Abney Mills, a company founded by Greenwood native John Pope Abney, bought many textile mills throughout the Southeast during the twentieth century, including Anderson Mill. As a result, several such mills were also called Abney Mill. Anderson Mill – or Abney Mill – closed in 1991, leaving a void familiar to many South Carolina communities that had depended on their mills for prosperity. In 2003 a developer from Columbia bought the Embler home, which looked out from atop a prominent hill to oversee the mill village, with plans to rent it. The home had sat vacant prior to the fire.
We are grateful to William H. Myers, III for capturing this stately home before it was lost to the fire.
Embler Home Info
Address: King Street, Anderson, SC 29625
GPS Coordinates: 34.507719,-82.658151
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