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May Hosiery Lofts is located in the former May Hosiery Mill which dates back to 1928. It’s an important example of an early twentieth-century hosiery knitting mill located in Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, a town at one time known for its dominance in that industry in the early 1900’s. While Burlington was once regarded as a major producer of hosiery, few buildings associated with the industry remain intact in the City.

The form, materials, and features of the building are typical of early twentieth-century textile construction in Piedmont North Carolina. The use of metal and concrete allowed for wider window and door openings than the timber mill construction common in the nineteenth century. The large structural mushroom columns flare at the top and support floor slabs making beams unnecessary.

The sawtooth roof is an environmental adaptation comprised of a series of parallel one-sided asymmetrical skylights with a profile similar to the teeth in a saw. The vertical portion of the skylight is oriented toward the north so that light, but not direct sunlight and its associated heat, is filtered into the interior.

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Industrial History Meets Modern Luxury

We’re breathing new life into the former May Hosiery Mill. Construction involves all new mechanical, sprinkler and fire alarm systems; roof, skylight and window replacement; restoration of the façade. We’re introducing contemporary architectural elements throughout while preserving the attractive historic character of the building.

We’re proud to be recognized as one of the best communities in the US by Opiniion’s Resident Choice Awards!

Apartment Features:

  • 67 Class “A” Luxury Apartments
  • High Ceilings
  • Large “Factory” Windows
  • Exposed Brick
  • Exposed Spiral Ductwork
  • Granite Countertops in Kitchen and Baths
  • Original Concrete Floors and New Hardwoods in Loft Bedrooms
  • Full size Washer and Dryers in all Units

Lifestyle, Culture and Accessibility

Whether you’re keen on curling up with a cup of joe next to a cozy fire pit, itching to work on your grill-game, or looking to grab a free weight in the fitness center because you skipped the gym four days in a row, May Hosiery Lofts has your bases covered.

Community Features:

  • Expansive roof top deck at the base of the iconic smokestack
  • Custom stone fire pit and gas grill for entertaining on the roof top deck
  • Fully enclosed outdoor kitchen
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with Nautilus Freedom Rack and Functional Trainer
  • Modern clubhouse with pool table and TV’s for entertaining
  • Access controlled property with callbox for guest entry

When you’re ready to leave your historic loft apartment, you’ll find yourself steps away from restaurants, a brewery, yoga studio, ice cream shop, co-working space, bottle shop, and so much more that Downtown Burlington has to offer!

Come “Live, Work and Play” at May Hosiery Lofts today!


May Hosiery Lofts is located at the corner of South Main and Morehead Streets (main entrance, mailing address and for navigation use 144 4th Street, Burlington, NC 27215).

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