Pomona Mill and Southern Railway Roundhouse
Threat: Abandonment and Demolition
Spring Garden at Merritt Drive
Little appreciated by some, industrial history of the city holds the key in explaining how Greensboro grew to become one of the largest cities in North Carolina. Much of that industrial history can be found associated with the community of Pomona, which holds one of the city’s early cotton textile mills and an unusual railroad roundhouse. Pomona was once a vast industrial complex that included a terra cotta works, a nursery, the mill and its mill village, but the mill and the roundhouse are the most tangible elements that remain standing today. Neglected by its current owner, the mill is in line to be destroyed for falling below city building standards. The roundhouse is currently used for scrap metal processing and enjoys no historic protection.