Raleigh, State Capital of North Carolina
A city better known for its political importance than for its industries. The Raleigh Cotton Mills building played a significant role in Raleigh's attempts, from the 1870s well into the twentieth century, to become a center of manufacturing and industry. These mills were built during the city's building boom of the 1880s and early 1890s. Cotton Manufacturing began to die off in the 1920's as the great depression kicked in. Raleighs few mills turned mainly to storage facilities until their late development to residential units and office suites.