Reviewed by: Nathan Watson
Five brick buildings rich with history in Prattville, Alabama now have new life with the opening of The Mill at Prattville. Keep reading for all the details on this new community and the story behind it.
The Mill at Prattville’s past
Prattville, a town northwest of Montgomery, was founded in 1839 by the innovative Mr. Daniel Pratt. He envisioned a community that reflected his New Hampshire heritage, but on the banks of Alabama’s Autauga Creek. Hence, Prattville’s nickname, “The New England Village of the South.”
But not only did Daniel Pratt create a community, he is thought to have brought the Industrial Revolution to the South. Originally, he arrived in Alabama in 1833 to build and sell cotton gins. He founded the Daniel Pratt Gin Company, the remains of which can still be found in Prattville.
Known to locals as “The Gin Shop,” these five historic brick buildings make up one of Prattville’s most iconic landmarks. Now, after a $37M revitalization project, it has a new life.
The Mill at Prattville’s revitalized future
The Mill at Prattville is now an apartment community composed of 127 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units. The modern design meshes with the historic buildings’ character, leaving room for exposed brick walls and preserved architectural detail as well as upscale amenities.
The Mill at Prattville has already garnered a lot of attention, and move-ins have just begun following the ribbon cutting on December 14. If you want to check it out for yourself, here’s where you can find it:
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