The Textile industry has gone the way of the dinosaur for the most part in the United States. This is one of the fossils remaining from the era when textile plants churned out cloth for use in our everyday needs. The Lindale Mill was founded in 1896 by Massachusetts Mill Company and at its peak produced 1/7 of all textiles made in Georgia.
After 105 years of manufacturing textiles in Georgia, the Mill closed in 2001. It lay abandoned and ignored until 2010 when the current owner purchased the property and began to re-develop the site for use in movie production. It was wonderful to be able to wander through the old buildings and wonder at what it must have been like when close to 1,400 people once worked here.
The property is now opened for photographers, music video and movie production and individuals who want to see this interesting piece of American industrial history. You must contact the owner to get in and there is a fee to enter/use the property. I highly recommend this as a great day trip.
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
19mm @ f/14 – 0.5 sec – ISO 800