Built in 1915, Savona Mill is a historic textile mill located on South Turner Avenue in Charlotte’s historical West End. Formerly known as the Savona Manufacturing Company, Alfred Cotton Mill and Old Dominion Box Company, the building has been revitalized while maintaining the 100+ year old history within it.

Explore the 4-acre property and you’ll find railroad tracks and remnants of a trestle mark where a railroad spur from the Piedmont and Northern railroad entered the property. Once you visit, it will be easy to see why Savona Mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.


  • 1 mile from Charlotte’s central business district
  • 6 minutes to Uptown and Bank of America Stadium
  • 10 minutes to South End
  • Savona Property Lines
  • City Roads
  • Greenway
  • Proposed Greenway
  • Park


The construction of The Weave Mill, designed by Architect Lockwood, Greene & Co, is complete and called the Savona Manufacturing Company.


Savona Manufacturing Company doubles the size of their operations by building an addition and installing 30,000 spindles to spin their own yarn.


The Alfred Cotton Mill adds the Spinning Mill, a three-story brick structure that stretches 23 bays along South Turner Avenue.


Old Dominion Box Company is operating from the complex which they eventually purchase and operate as their Charlotte branch until the 1980s.


Old Dominion Box Company adds a three-story reinforced concrete framed and brick addition at the north end of the building.


More than 500 people are employed by Old Dominion Box Company as the company becomes one of the largest suppliers of boxes in the region.


The Old Dominion Box Company consolidates operations and ceases production at the South Turner property.


Savona Mill is added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Portman buys the Mill and 4+ acre site for a mixed-use commercial office, residential and retail program.


Portman breaks ground on Savona Mill rehabilitation and the first of a two-phase residential project.