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Eagle & Phenix Mills - 106-18 – GHC - Columbus, Goergia
N 32° 28.198 W 084° 59.687
16S E 688447 N 3594300
Quick Description: This marker stands before the mill it describes. It is located in the 1200 block of Front Ave. in Columbus, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2008 2:44:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM4ZWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Marker Reads

"Eagle & Phenix Mills

In 1851 the Eagle Mill, one of the pioneer textile plants of Columbus was built on this site to manufacture cotton and woolen goods. During the War the mill manufactured goods for the Confederacy and the State of Georgia. Products included grey uniform tweed, cotton duck for tents, cotton stripes for army shirts, cotton jeans, osnaburgs, sheetings, rope and India rubber cloth. Federal forces burned the mill April 17, 1865. It rose from the ashes in 1866 as Eagle & Phenix Mills, the added name to signify its rebirth. The present plant consists of a series of mills.

106-18 – Georgia Historical Commission – 1955"

The Mill has changed significantly since this marker went up in 1955. The decline and eventual collapse of the American textile industry in the late 20th Century resulted in the closure of this mill as well as all the others along the river in Columbus. The building set empty for years before it was bought to be remodeled into luxury condominiums and apartments as a part of the larger redevelopment of the Columbus Riverfront District.

And finally, for those who, like me had no idea…
From the American Heritage Dictionary (on-line):
Osnaburgs (noun) - A heavy, coarse cotton fabric, used for grain sacks, upholstery, and draperies
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 106-18

Date: 1955

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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