We’ve breathed 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.
Our building has 67 brand new, studio, 1- and 2- bedroom lofts. You will find unique features throughout the building including exposed brick walls, spiral ductwork, 12’ arched windows, original hardwood floors and tall ceilings with exposed wooden beams.
Outside of your home, enjoy our spacious rooftop deck, with an outdoor kitchen, custom firepit and beautiful views. You’ll also find our resident lounge with complimentary coffee, a pool table and comfy seating, plus a 24/7 fitness center.
Clachan Properties is a Richmond, VA based developer focused on renovating historic structures into modern apartments. By keeping as much of the original charm and history of these buildings, we are able to preserve important parts of the community and provide beautiful housing for residents of the area.
Our apartments showcase many historic features of the original May Hosiery Mill including brick walls, large ‘factory’ windows, and of course the Mill’s signature sawtooth roof.
The May Hosiery Mill knitting factory is 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 building’s use of flat-slab reinforced concrete construction and a sawtooth roof characterizes distinctive industrial building construction of the period. The building’s sawtooth roof, composed of a series of parallel one-sided vertical skylights with a profile similar to the teeth in a saw, features vertical skylights facing north so that only northern light — not direct sunlight and its associated heat — filter into the interior.