Loray Digital Archive


1,824 photographs, slides, color photographs and more in this exhibit

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The Loray Digital Archive consists of items collected and scanned during a project conducted by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Digital Innovation Lab from 2013-2017. These materials come from the community of Gastonia, NC. They document the Loray Mill “from the Loray’s opening as a textile mill in 1902, through its operation as a Firestone plant between 1935-1993, to its renovation and reopening as a mixed-use development in 2015.”