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The Covington Mill neighborhood is bounded by Highway 278 to the south, Lott Street to the west, Collins Street to the east and the CSX railroad to the north. An old mill village, this neighborhood was once home to the employees of Covington Mills, which closed in the 1960s. The Covington Mill Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 due to its architectural and period significance.
Many of the mill homes that still exist within the neighborhood were built in the early 1900s out of pine and other combustible woods. There are three house types prevalent in this district: the saddlebag, Gabled-Ell cottage and the Pyramidal Cottage. Many of these homes were originally constructed as duplexes and were later converted to single-family homes when the homes were sold to mill workers in the late 1950s. It is estimated that the current renter to owner-occupied ratio of the area is 50/50.
There are presently three condemned structures within the neighborhood and one property currently under court order for abatement. Many of the code enforcement issues within this area involve overgrown vegetation, junk vehicles, and dilapidated porches and railing. The presence of this neighborhood along the boundary of the Highway 278 Corridor Plan, make it an integral part of revitalizing the Highway 278 corridor.