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Title Hill Crest Hall at Viscose Silk Mill
Dates of Creation 1917 - 1937
Scope & Content Hill Crest Hall at the Viscose Silk Mill in Roanoke, Virginia. Hill Crest Hall was the residence for the Viscose plant's single female employees and was located on Ninth Street SE.
The American Viscose Plant (1917-1958) was built in the Garden City area of Roanoke city, to the north on the bottomlands of the Roanoke River. The plant was the largest rayon mill in the world and was one of the largest industries in the city, second only to the Norfolk & Western Railway. The plant employed 4,000 people at its peak and led to Garden City’s first wave of residential growth.
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1937
Subjects Post cards
Building
Awnings
Sidewalks
Stairs
Balconies
Mills
Silk industry
Hill Crest Hall
Search Terms Roanoke, Virginia
Businesses
People Bell, J. P. Co.
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 018\20072621.JPG
Number of images 1
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2007.26.21
Extent of Description 1-postcard, 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"