This saltbox house is one of several surviving employee housing units of the Dixie Mill textile village in LaGrange. The form was used throughout the neighborhood, and is quite rare in Georgia. Dixie Mill, established in the late 1890s, was the first of many modern textile operations that would dominate LaGrange’s economy throughout most of the 20th century.
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For a similar look at a textile community, check out the Whitehall district next time you’re in Athens. Many of the “lint head” homesteads are being fixed up, and even a little bit gentrified.