Location Information
(for the Corinth Machinery Building)
Name:Corinth Machinery Building
Address:Tate Street
City/County:Corinth, Alcorn County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1869
No. of Stories:3
Destroyed:destroyed/demolished January 2012
Context/Comments
Believed to be the oldest surviving industrial building in Mississippi, this building originally housed the North Mississippi Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company. In 1888 it was acquired by the Alcorn Woolen Mills. In 1904 it became the location of the Corinth Engine and Boiler Works. The Corinth Machinery Company began operations in the building in 1912. It manufactured sawmill carriages until it closed in 1973. Recognized by MHT as one of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi in 1999. In 2002 the building was acquired by Chris Chain to be rehabilitated. [HABS: MS-239 (1975)]