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Capitola Mill
Marshall, North Carolina

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About the Project

This project won a 2022 Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit from Preservation North Carolina.

Formerly housing the Capitola Manufacturing Company Cotton Mill, this 37,000sf building located along the French Broad River originally opened in 1905 as a two-story building, and was raised to three stories in 1928.

The timber- and masonry-framed building was in poor condition with extensive water damage, and Stability collaborated with the contractor and developer to determine a plan for shoring the building and replacing the rotten large timber beams and columns to reinforce the framing and allow for occupiable use. We also provided design for open-tread monorail stair stringers and landings, and other structural features within the building.

Recognized by the National Park Service in 2012 on their National Register of Historic Places, Capitola Mill now holds 18 apartments and 14 offices/flex spaces, along with a gym, a spa pool, and a rooftop deck. The walls are adorned with the works of local Marshall artists.

Jones Pierce Architects
Pete Whitlock, Capitola Redevelopment