Blue Bell Mill Apartments
The Lenoir Cotton Mill, built in 1902, was the largest textile mill in Caldwell County, NC. The mill was later leased by Blue Bell, Inc. to manufacture military apparel and products to support war efforts. We partnered with Rowhouse Architects and Mattern & Craig to develop a design that revitalizes this historic building, creates an urban space for leisure activity and pays homage to the history of the site. Special care was taken to preserve many of the large existing trees on the property.
The building has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit from the NC Preservation Society in 2022.