Alexander Long (1858 – 1932) Another highly influential entrepreneur in Rock Hill’s history was Mr. Long. Unfortunately few Rock Hillian have ever heard of him and know nothing of his contributions to the city’s growth and prosperity. He lived on College Avenue, in what is best
known as the Fewell – Long – Presto home. It was an historic house when he acquired it and began renovations and updates.
The Herald June 1931 in a Looking Back Column to 1906 reported – “Mr. Alexander Long of Spartanburg, the projector of the $400,000. cotton mill in Rock Hill has moved his family here. They are temporarily occupying the residence of W.B. Wilson, Sr. in Oakland.”
As the President of the Blue Buckle Cotton Mill, one of the largest manufacturers of overalls in the world, Mr. Long employed a vast number of Rock Hillians. Click on the link for Manchester – Blue Buckle and Long home for additional data.
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