Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2017 27 Glen Royall Mill Apartment living in a onetime 'company town' S G eorge Pullman built one. So too did Milton Hershey. e "company towns" bearing their names — one for the Illinois laborers who turned out "palace cars" for the iron horses of another era, another for the makers of chocolate bars in Pennsylvania — were portrayed as paternalistic endeavors that ultimately went awry. So too was Royall Mills, albeit on a smaller scale, the company town whose principals built the first 75 cottages around the cotton mill, as well as the school, the commissary, and not one, but two houses of worship. en, the epicenter of Mill Village, as it is called today, was the circa 1900 Royall Cotton Mill, renovated in 1999 and renamed Glen Royall Mill Apartment Homes. at's when it first caught the eye of Billy Anderson, a Wilson County native visiting a friend in Wake Forest. "I think I'm going to live there one day," he recalls saying. Continued on Page 30 ❱❱ This Classic Place From the outside, Glen Royall looks much the same as it did when built as a cotton mill in 1900. Inside, however, as shown on the opposite page, apartments like Billy Anderson's can evoke a warm, comfortable feel. Features include heart pine beams, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and windows large enough to let the outdoors in. ( ) Photographs by Kathryn Rende

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