A collection of photos submitted by the readers of my facebook page "Forgotten Georgia"
Monday, November 26, 2018
Old Athens Cotton and Wool Factory
Mills have occupied this historic site since 1829, with previous wood-frame structures destroyed by fires in 1834 and again in 1857. The current facility consists of two, three-story brick buildings joined together in an L-shape and constructed in 1857-58. The Athens Factory closed in 1926. In 1977, a new owner renovated the buildings into the Old Mill Center, including O’Malley’s Tavern, a popular gathering spot through the 1980s with its deck overlooking the river. It has also been used by Dial America, an I think I remember a gym being in it also. The University of Georgia purchased the historic Athens Factory in 2008 for its medical teaching facility, it is now used as The University of Georgia School of Social Work. Part of the information form: https://news.uga.edu/uga-real-estate-foundation-purchases-formeromalleys-building-for-new-medica/ Paul Bridges