publication . Thesis . 1998

The warp and weft of Fries, Virginia

Flanigan, Katherine Janet;
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  • Published: 04 May 1998
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
<p>Fries, Virginia exists because of the Fries Textile Mill. The closing of the mill calls into question the future of the community of Fries. The decline of the town can be tied to the closing of the mill. Conversely, the revitalization of the mill should help to reshape the town. Even as it stands empty, the mill continues to be a massive presence on the hillside overlooking the New River. It is possible to turn this symbol of the past into a hope for the future.</p> <p> About a century ago an imposing brick building intruded on the serenity of that hillside above the New River. That building was an intrusion then, but it is an integral part of the landscape n...
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