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Erwin Cotton Mills Company Mill No. 1 Headquarters Building

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Built  1892 (1892)
Opened  1892
Added to NRHP  20 November 1984
NRHP Reference #  84002724
Area  4 ha
Erwin Cotton Mills Company Mill No. 1 Headquarters Building
Location  W. Main and 9th Sts., Durham, North Carolina
Architectural style  Late Victorian, Vernacular Late Victorian
Similar  Duke Homestead and Toba, Bennett Place, Eno River State Park, Falls Lake State Recreatio, Durham Central Park

Erwin Cotton Mills Company Mill No. 1 Headquarters Building, also known as Erwin Square, is a historic textile mill complex located at Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. The mill was built in 1892, and is a two-story, 748 feet long, brick building. It features three square towers projecting from the east facade and by hundreds of large and closely spaced windows. The building exemplifies "slow burn" construction with its exterior load bearing brick walls and its heavy timber heart pine beams and columns. The headquarters building is a Late Victorian style brick building built in 1892 and enlarged in 1896 and 1905. Attached to the headquarters building is a warehouse. In 1983-1984, the complex was renovated as offices and apartments.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It is located in the West Durham Historic District.

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