Thursday, August 02, 2007

Preservation Efforts: Tupelo Cotton Mill

A 100-year-old cotton mill was in the process of being demolished when preservationists rushed to city hall to try to stop the action. The demolition was halted, at least for the time being.

The structure in question is the No. 2 cotton mill - also called Scarsdale
Quilting and Converting - which sits just east of the Kansas City Southern
Railroad tracks downtown. It's also inside the proposed boundaries of Mill
Village, a neighborhood preservationists want to designate a Local Historic

The fire department supports demolition, calling the building a "safety hazard."

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