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Bleachery Water Treatment Plant, York County (Stewart Ave., Rock Hill)
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Facade with
Filtration Basins
in Foreground
Right Oblique Front Gable
and Parapet
Main Entrance Right Elevation
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Right Rear
Rear Elevation

The Bleachery Water Treatment Plant, inclusive of its building and above and in-ground filtration/purification basins, is significant in the textile development of the city of Rock Hill and for how it supported and made possible the expansion of the textile industrial complex there. In addition, it is significant as an excellent local example of Colonial Revival architecture. The Bleachery Water Treatment Plant is a one-story brick building and filtration/purification facility constructed in 1930 as part of a large textile facility development. The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company (locally known as the Bleachery) was a major investment in Rock Hill by M. Lowenstein Company of New York City. To serve the massive new facility and the growing city, the citizens of Rock Hill passed a bond issue to create a new water treatment facility. A raw water intake on the Catawba River and large water mains were constructed to the site of the treatment facility on the northwest corner of the Bleachery complex. Listed in the National Register March 6, 2008.

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