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Loray Mill Lofts

300 South Firestone Boulevard Gastonia, NC

1 - 3
Beds
1 - 2
Baths
902 - 1,472
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about 1 month ago
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1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment for rent at Loray Mill Lofts in Gastonia, NC
1
1
$1,034
902 ft2
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment for rent at Loray Mill Lofts in Gastonia, NC
1
1
$1,144
1,279 ft2
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Apartment for rent at Loray Mill Lofts in Gastonia, NC
2
2
$1,079
1,122 ft2
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Apartment for rent at Loray Mill Lofts in Gastonia, NC
2
2
$1,079
1,122 ft2
3
2
$1,754
1,472 ft2
1
1
$875
1,122 ft2
1
1
$969
902 ft2
1
1
$974
882 ft2
1
1
$1,009
902 ft2
1
1
$1,009
902 ft2
1
1
$1,009
902 ft2
1
1
$1,034
902 ft2
2
2
$1,019
1,122 ft2
2
2
$1,329
1,488 ft2
3
2
$1,589 +
1,472 ft2
Pets
Dogs Ok Cats Ok
Amenities
Disability Access Pool Bocce Ball Court Bike Storage Internet Café Community Room Entertainment Room Internet Cafe
Laundry
In-unit Laundry Washer / Dryer Connections
Property Details
Situated just southwest of downtown Gastonia, the neighboring area surrounding the Loray Mill is known as Loray Mill Village. It was established in 1902 after the completion of the Loray Mill. Life revolved around the mill. Families in the neighborhood worked together and knew one another personally. Their children would gather at the mill's swimming pool in the summer, and parents could walk to the bank, the post office, or the grocery store, all within a few blocks. Through various ownerships, the mill and surrounding mill village finally was purchased by Firestone, Inc. in 1935 and life continued. Over the years, the mill houses were offered to the mill workers for purchase. The initial offering from Firestone was estimated at $500/room to the workers and Firestone provided some financing. Today, many of the mill houses remain occupied by former mill workers. But when the mill closed in 1993, everything changed. The grand old building began to fall apart, and took with it a sense of community.

The mill remains the centerpiece of Loray Mill Village, standing majestic at 6 stories tall. At the time of construction, Loray Mill was the largest mill under one roof in the world. The mill is renowned for both its architecture and many significant events that took place there. Its pioneering design which suppressed fire and the spread of fire through architectural features include rounded columns, separated stairwells and a state-of-the-art air conditioning system. These features were copied for years to come in other textile mills. In April 2013, reconstruction began on the renovation of Phase I of the mill building. The plan is to convert the 600,000 square foot Loray Mill into a mixed-use community of live, work, play. Phase I will consist of 190-apartment lofts for rent and 100,000 square feet of retail/commercial space. The Loray Mill will be ready for occupancy of residents and retail stores by Spring of 2014. Future plans for the renovation of Phase II should begin in late 2014. The area surrounding the mill is under a revitalization of its own to include the installation of a brand new city park. Loray Mill Village will come alive with a buzz of activity once again.
Additional Info

Last Updated:   about 1 month ago

Contact Number:   (704) 659-0029

Property Manager: Drucker and Falk Real Estate
Where You'll Live

Loray Mill Lofts
300 South Firestone Boulevard Gastonia, NC
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