Saturday, March 24, 2012

kuhlman chenille factory

most of you know i live a stone's throw from highway 41 - aka "peacock alley" and "chenille row". it was lined with handmade chenilles in the 30s and 40s.... spreads, robes, rugs - right when touring in those big cars was the thing to do. well, i headed north on chenille row this morning to one of my favorite spots for some "junkin' therapy" to the old kuhlman chenille factory that is now an antique mall. i have always wanted to take a look around outside, so today i took my camera and got a close up look at just one of the many chenille factories that was here in north georgia. this one sprung up in the early 1950s.

oh to have a peek in these old glass windows back then to see a world of chenille!

and, these old doors for unloading yarn and supplies and for shipping out the beautiful chenilles!

the tank is mostly rusty on the outside - it is hard to see the writing, but it still stands magestically behind the building. i frequented here for years until one day i actually read what was on the water tank and smiled!

there was no chenille inside - i have never found a spread there - well, some remnants, but no spreads. found this lovely when i was out with mr. c today - as agnes would say.... "it's so fluffy!"


Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Hi Cindy!
You visited one of my FAVORITE spots, the North Georgia Antique Mall!
The history in our area is unbelievable...I love it!

ThreeOldKeys said...

now i'll be humming Mack the Knife all day ...

have a chenille Easter, CatNap!