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Eagle Cotton Mill

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


The Eagle Cotton Mill was built by Robert H. Rankin and James White in 1884, the company was the maker of sheeting and seamless bags and it employed over 400 employees during that time. It was used during WWII by Meese Inc which owned the building from 1938 untill the 1990's. They were makers of canvas containers such as those used for the postal service. The mill building is four stories high of massive wooden post and beam construction, glass and brick. The original wooden double-hung windows still exist and all face south overlooking the Ohio River. It is currently privately owned.

(Mayors Eagles Project- 2016)


The Early Architecture of Madison, IN by John T. Windle. Eagle Cotton Mill Files- Vertical files, Madison-Jefferson Cty Public Library
108 St Michael's Ave
Madison, Indiana 47250
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Labor History
This location was created on 2016-05-02 by Rhonda Deeg .   It was last updated on 2016-07-06 by Rhonda Deeg .

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