Address: 0 O'Hear Ave., North Charleston, South Carolina. County/parish: Charleston.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places February 28, 2017.
The General Asbestos and Rubber Company (GARCO) Main Mill is a historic industrial facility at 0 O'Hear Avenue in North Charleston, South Carolina. GARCO was a major regional employer, supplying products to the American space program, including the soles of the spacesuit boots used in the first moon landing. The main mill building was built in 1915, and also provided materials to the military efforts in both world wars.
When the plant was built, the company also built 20 bungalows of various designs to house some of the white workers; black workers were housed elsewhere at the edge of North Charleston.
The mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100000687