Nebel Knitting Mill

Dates:
1927; 1929
Location:
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address:
101 W. Worthington Ave., Charlotte, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Industrial
Note:
The Nebel Knitting Mill was the largest of Charlotte's hosiery knitting mills during the 1920s and later. The demand for "full-fashioned" women's hosiery rose as did women's hemlines. Like most of Charlotte's surviving industrial buildings, it has been repurposed for new uses. The large brick building was designed with broad windows to provide the best possible light for the workers making fine-gauge silk hosiery. In 1946, Richard's son Herman planned a modernist addition. The building is notable for its subtle, polychrome brickwork.