Fires in Davidson, Part II

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY Fires in Davidson, Part II There is little mention of fires in Davidson during the 1940s. According to Davidson native and former mayor John Woods, at that time the fire department was located in a building attached to the south side of...

Fires in Davidson, Part I

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY Fires in Davidson, Part I While the, perhaps, best-known and most spectacular fire in Davidson is the one that destroyed the old Chambers Building in 1921, the town has experienced many more fires over the years. During the late 19th and...

The Delburg Cotton Mill

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY The Delburg Cotton Mill The old Delburg Mill, which now houses offices and the Brickhouse Tavern, was organized by the Delburg Cotton Mill Company in July 1907.  The original shareholders were W.R. Grey, J. P. Munroe, and A.B. Young. The...

The Ugly Club

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY The Ugly Club One of the highlights of the 1869 commencement at Davidson College might be a bit surprising to modern readers. According to the July 8 edition of the Yorkville Enquirer, a group called the Ugly Club held a celebration on the...