Thursday, January 31, 2008

Piling Pelion on Ossa

Property damage was extremely heavy but the company had been well insured--insured for everything except the loss of customers who would immediately look elsewhere for their fabrics.
To a local editor the fire was the final touch in an incredible series of misfortunes which had struck the community: "The failure of her banks and insurance company, and the destruction by fire of the Monticello Wine Company were terrible disasters, and the destruction of the Woolen Mills piles 'Pelion upon Ossa.'" The loss in purchasing power and investments would settle down like a bleak January rain to dampen any upsurge in the Albemarle business community. --Harry Poindexter

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Blogger bkempins said...

Thank you for posting this information on the Charlottesville Woolen Mills.

I am interested in researching the mill structures with the intent to build a model of the mill. Do you have any additional photos or drawings showing the mill as it existed around WWII or before?

Thanks again.

February 4, 2008 12:40 PM  

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