Porterdale Mill on the Yellow River NAMED for

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Porterdale Mill on the Yellow River
NAMED for: Oliver S. Porter, Mill Owner




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A Collection Of Homes in Porterdale
Photo's taken September 23, 2003

Note many are in a state of disrepair.  It should be noted that there is a renovation program underway as noted by some of these pictures.


Hazel Street

Six Room Houses - Each Family Had Three Rooms

Hazel Street - Your Webmaster lived here
when he was born in 1932
25 Hazel Street
Philo and Emma Ollis lived here in the 1920's
The John Day House
Developing and Maintenance of the Porterdale Landscape.
Elm Street - You Webmaster lived here 1941 - 1943 Elm Street - Your Webmaster lived here 1943 - 1948
Four Room House with One large room on second floor.
The Rock House

A building that was two building to the right of the rock house (now burned down) is the one that Lucille (Ivey) Shaw writes about in her book "Diary of a Cotton Mill Girl" when she says: the "old" hotel, which is located on the south side of the river across the road and up just a little piece from "Porter Place", or what was called in the early days, "Cedar Shoals Place".  "The Brannen family had built a large two-story house on the south side of the river to house boarders around 1894.  After the Brannens, W. J. Kiser and his wife ran the boarding house.  The hotel was sold to Mrs. Effie King, a widow, in 1921.  Most of the young married couples spent their honeymoon in this hotel.  In later years Mrs. King served meals on Sundays and the large dining room was always filled."  Mom thought this was the first business of this kind in the county.

This home was the hospital in the 1930's and 40's.  Your Webmaster was born in this building.