The building known as the Glenallan Mill was built in the 1860s, with some additional buildings added, or some demolished as the company expanded or changed ownership. The White family bought the mill in 1886 and named it the Glenallan Mill. Until they sold it in 1929, the White family manufactured denim in this mill. It has been empty for quite a few years.
These photos were taken during a visit to the mill in the fall of 2008. It was kind of creepy there, with no one around. The only sounds that interrupted the eerie silence were birds flying in and out of the mill, and cars going by on nearby Glenallan Street (incorrectly spelled Glenallen on the street signs). But it was a nice day, and I just tried to imagine being Lewis Hine, as he hung around and tried to get a few good pictures of children working, or going to and from work. The interior photos were taken on the first floor. A sizeable portion of the second floor is partially collapsed, so I did not venture up the spooky staircase.