The following is an excerpt from Upstate Business Journal’s “Old is new again at Easley Mill” — May 7, 2020
It’s easy to mistake the wooden floors and vaulted ceilings inside the old Woodside Mill in Easley for new additions, but in truth they’re as old as the structure itself.
“We’ve had people come in and ask us when we put those new floors in,” said Matthew Neely, vice president of Multifamily Select Development, which is spearheading the mill’s renovation in partnership with Kingside Properties. “I tell them, ‘Yeah, those got put in about 120 years ago.’”
Completed in 1901, the mill — commonly known as Easley Mill — looks surprisingly good for its 120 years. On a recent morning, sunlight streamed through the building’s distinct arched windows as Neely strolled across the original floorboards.
Now that the once-empty 224,000-square-foot structure is being transformed into an apartment complex, Neely said they aim to highlight those historic attributes.
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