Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

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32 Summer 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine of Youngsville. In the end, the strike left workers not only bruised but empty-handed, with confidence in the Textile Workers Union of America's ability to secure better wages and benefits sorely damaged. As for the mill itself, little has changed since its design by architect and North Caro- lina native Charles R. Makepeace, whose C.R. Makepeace and Company would de- sign more than 250 industrial buildings, pri- marily mills, in 24 states and such lands as South America and Australia. e heart pine beams, exposed brick, and wood floors in Anderson's apartment home are largely original. "I prefer hardwood be- cause I like scattered rugs," he said. His pic- turesque windows, perhaps the very ones gunfire erupted from in 1951, give him a special view. "I always like being on the up- per floor," he said. His keepsakes ("eclectic modern" he says of his tastes) include a collection of long-play- ing records, secured from a church; a number of decorative Oriental items ("I use to be heavy into Oriental. I'm kind of fading away from it," he says.); and framed photographs of the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges. "I love bridges, I really love bridges," he said. "I don't know why I have that passion." As for the 56 income-restricted rentals at Glen Royall Mill Apartment Homes, Ander- son has seen a number of students from the Southeastern Baptist eological Seminary come and go over the years. But he remains, down a winding road with a canopy of green along the northern reaches of Wake Forest, which annexed Royall Mills in 1977. "More of the growth is on the other side of town," he said. "is is tucked away." WAKE FOREST BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM The company town of Royall Mills, incorporated in 1907 and dissolved in 1943, included a company-owned church, later Glen Royall Baptist Church, where congregants gathered in the mid-1920s. "Many who grew up in the mill village felt very strongly their isolation from the larger town," wrote author Jennifer Smart in "Wake Forest" (Arcadia Publishing). "Never wholly convinced of their welcome, most mill families stuck to the commissary, school, and churches provided them."

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