Person:William Lincoln Barrell
William Lincoln Barrell
• Bought Abington Mill and renamed it Lincoln Mill - Why Is It Named That?
• "Located about a mile north of downtown, the Lincoln neighborhood traces its beginnings to December 1900. That's when Madison Spinning Co. laid the foundations for a short-lived textile factory that was later renamed Abingdon Mill. In 1918, Massachusetts textile baron William Lincoln Barrell bought the factory out of bankruptcy and turned it into a fabric-making force. Lincoln Mills became the largest of the city's four textile plants, with about 800,000 square feet of production space. Most workers lived in tidy, shotgun-style rental houses a short walk from the factory." - Huntsville Times
• William Lincoln Barrell, through his role at Lincoln Mill, had a large impact on the town of Huntsville. He was from Lowell, MA and probably never moved here. Google searches lead to several Huntsville links and to no other location.
• Gregory D Jazayeri Design - Photos and History (bottom of the page).
• Historical Marker - Historical Marker for Lincoln School and Village
• Huntsville Times - Article on the renovation
• Lincoln Mills Facebook
• Lincoln Mills Ministry - Website
• Why Is It Named That? - By Dex Nilsson, Twinbrook Communications, © 2003, p. 78.
• YouTube - Mill & Village
• YouTube - Mill Children