Historic mill facade still on shaky ground

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In today's Post and Courier, Robert Behre writes about the iconic Bennett Rice Mill facade that sits on port land just behind the Harris Teeter.

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Not only does Behre point out that the building is in increasing need of repair, but he does a good job noting the history of the building and how it came to just be a facade.

Go take a read, and do check out the photo gallery.

If you're still craving more, you can get more history on this page at the State Ports Authority, and these images of the building in the '30s and '50s.

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