Stark Mill Community Building

Hogansville - Troup County
c. 1917

The Story

Constructed in 1917 to serve as a hub for the residents of the Stark Textile Mill community, the Stark Mill Community Building provided a variety of social and recreational outlets popular during its period of construction, including a gymnasium and auditorium, an indoor swimming pool, a bowling alley and rooms for social gatherings. The building was designed by noted textile mill architectural firm Lockwood Greene and is a unique example of the Tudor Revival style used in a textile community building.

The Threat

Although the building remains largely intact with no alterations to the original design, it has been abandoned for many years and is currently suffering vandalism and deterioration. The building is threatened with demolition due to its neglect.