Triangle Building

National Register Listing
Street Address:
1203-1211 Pendleton Street
Alternate Name:
Flatiron Building;Piedmont Plush Mill Sewing Department;Standard Decorating Company;Textile Workers Organizing Committee Hall

NRHP Nomination

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Description and Narrative:
The Triangle Building at 1203-1211 Pendleton Street in Greenville is a two-story brick triangular-plan commercial building constructed circa 1928 as a finishing and retail building for Piedmont Plush Mill. It is listed in the National Register at the local level for significance in Industry, Commerce, and Social History: Labor History. The building was part of the commercial growth of the Village of West Greenville that resulted from the expansion of the textile industry in the early-twentieth century. The first floor was historically divided into five separate store spaces but has been altered by different tenants over time, creating some interior circulation between stores. The second floor retains an absence of interior divisions on the second floor. While most mills were producing only raw textiles, Piedmont Plush Mill saw the benefit in operating a finishing site and selling completed products directly to consumers. The Triangle Building’s period of significance for Industry and Commerce is from the construction of the building circa 1928 to 1932, when finishing operations ended at the site. The building is also eligible for listing under Labor History for the building’s use during textile workers’ unionization efforts from 1937 to 1939, when the Textile Workers Organizing Committee (TWOC) of Greenville used the space as their meeting hall. Listed in the National Register January 13, 2022.
Period of Significance:
circa 1928 – 1932;1937 – 1939
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Area of Significance:
Industry;Social History;Commerce
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
January 13 2022