Prattville: CBD/West Main/Pratt Factory
When Prattville founder Daniel Pratt opened his cotton gin factory in 1848 it became one of Alabama’s leading industries, supplying cotton gins in the United States and worldwide. Plans are under way to convert the Daniel Pratt Cotton Gin Factory into 147 loft-style apartments in the five historic brick buildings that comprise the factory. The old gin factory is part of the Daniel Pratt Historic District, which encompasses the 19th century nucleus of the town and consists of over 200 properties, most dating from 1840 to 1930, with a high concentration between 1880 and 1920. Among these are important early industrial buildings.
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