Mill Housing | History of SC Slide Collection

Mill Housing

Mill housing in South Carolina exhibited a variety of styles, but the most widely used was a copy of the salt-box construction of New England mill villages, where the steeply pitched roof helped keep heavy snow from accumulating--a precaution not needed in the more temperate climate of South Carolina. These mill houses in Spartanburg were photographed in 1918 by the U.S. Sanitary Commission team studying the high incidence of pellagra among the mill workers in South Carolina

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.