Person:William Lincoln Barrell

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William Lincoln Barrell

 Owned Lincoln Mill


Notes:

•  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.


Related Links:
•  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




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