Photographs, Maps and Legends
Woolen Mills School Class, 1933-34. The school was located across the street, this photo made in front of weaving supervisor Ryalls' house, 1618 Woolen Mills RoadThis textile mill village was rooted at the confluence of Moore's Creek and the Rivanna River at the foot of Monticello mountain. With Woolen Mills Road as its axis, the village grew west toward Charlottesville.
For more than one hundred years this was the Place, home to ?the woolen factory? and its community of workers. A community unified by kinship, workplace, church, and agrarian traditions in a rapidly evolving industrial world.
The exhibit is a scrapbook of stories and images from the Place.
(on view until January 15, 2007 at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, 200 Second Street, Charlottesville. ACHS is next-door to the Charlottesville Public Library. 434-296-1492)
Labels: Woolen Mills Village