Cabbagetown History

I know I’m tooting my own horn here, but the Georgia Tech Archives has released a new website devoted to the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Cabbagetown. Currently lofts and condos, the buildings of the red-brick Mills once housed a prosperous bag factory and cotton mill, owned by the Elsas family. The company also built the surrounding village of Cabbagetown to house its employees.

The website mainly deals with a strike that occured at the Mills in 1914, but if you live in Cabbagetown or are an Atlanta history buff, you may be interested in taking a look at the historic photographs of some of the homes that still stand today, as well as the reports, testimonies, and letters that detail what life was like in the early 20th century in Atlanta.

http://www.library.gatech.edu/fulton_bag/index.html

3 Comments so far

  1. Will (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 3:14 pm

    I *just* tried to buy a house in that area. And failed. I’m really starting to warm up to Cabbagetown, though, due largely to its history.


  2. Jethro (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 1:46 am

    Heh.. As much as they try to spruce up the Cotton Mill, in my head it will always be the place where they filmed a few action scenes for the movie Robocop (2?).


  3. MILLA (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 3:15 pm

    HEY IS CABBAGETOWN REALLY WHERE THEY HAD ALOT OF INBREEDING WITH PEOPLE GOING ON? PLEASE LET ME KNOW

    THANKS



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