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Location DB > United States > Texas > Waxahachie > The Textile Mill
The Textile Mill
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created by Explorer Zero on 1/15/2006 4:53 AM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 6/3/2017 5:03 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
A 100 year old masonry and concrete building of roughly 50000 sq ft plus warehouse on about 10-12 acres.

There is significant vandalism and the building has some superficial decay here and there. The warehouse has a little structural damage too like missing walls. There appears to be some preparation for clean up or demolition going on.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Textile Street
Waxahachie, Texas
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • debris and falling debris
  •  Interesting Features
    100 year old architecture, size and local history
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1899
    Closed: 2001
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    Built in 1899 the main building here was a cotton textile mill and one of the towns leading employers. The Waxahachie Cotton Mills Company built affordable houses nearby for its workers creating their own little mill town here until 1934. After that, the building was vacant until 1945 when Tyler Refrigeration purchased it.

    The Tyler Refrigeration company still manufactures freezers and coolers in Waxahachie but in 2001 they moved out of here to a new factory because this one was just wore out.

    In 1984 the old mill was listed on the historical register as being in need of preservation but Ive found nothing to indicate that anything is being done to preserve it.

    See the historic post card images that show how the red brick edifice looked before it was painted over. Preservation efforts may have stalled due to some unspecified environmental issues with the property according to Ellis County documents online.
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     Future Plans
    edit: it has been fully demolished

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    Sun, Jan 15th, 2006
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    Quickie in & out
    Sun, Jan 15th, 2006
    posted by Explorer Zero
    35 pictures
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    Sat, Feb 21st, 2009
    posted by Barry Kooda
    22 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/5/2017 5:18 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 5 17 at 5:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 3 17 at 17:03, Explorer Zero made this location available
  • on Jun 3 17 at 17:03, Explorer Zero changed the following: Description
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:58, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Stand pipe and chair
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:57, Explorer Zero reordered images in gallery Quickie in & out
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:55, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture The board room
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Raising the bar
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Blown out logo
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:52, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture New owners
  • on Jun 3 17 at 16:52, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Palm artist
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