Caraleigh Mills is the largest of the six textile mills built in Raleigh. Caraleigh manufactured raw cotton and wool yardage as well as finished sheet goods in the first half of the twentieth century and synthetic fabrics in the second half, remaining in operation until 1999. The heavy timber-frame Italianate building features full-height pilasters with brackets, decorative brickwork, segmental-arched windows, and maple floors. The structure also has a heavy timber frame and maple floors. Developers converted the defunct mill into condominiums in 2003.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography
© Raleigh Historic Development Commission

421 Maywood Avenue
1892, expanded ca. 1900, ca. 1910, ca. 1919, and 1950s
Italianate Industrial



Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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