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The Pepperell Mill and Village have served as a vital part of Opelika's rich history and have recently been listed on the National register of Historic Places.

"It's just my hope that by getting the mill on the National Registry that people will start looking at the mill in a different light, people will come visit the mill and see what we have," explains Community Development Administrator, Lisa Harrelson.

From its founding through much of the 20th century, the Pepperell Mill was the largest industry in Opelika and helped spark population and commercial growth.

The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, and is the country's official list of U.S. Historic sites considered worthy of preservation.

This honor recognizes the Mill and Village for its importance to the Opelika community.

"The textile industry was very important to the City of Opelika at one time. They provided homes, housing, an income, and the bread and butter for families," says Harrelson.

The City nominated Pepperell Mill and Village to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places back in 2011, but when the Mill burned down in the spring of 2013, everything was put on hold.

"National and State talked and they decided that the village would continue to move forward for the national registry status and the site for the Pepperell Mill, they would nominate as a historic site instead of a historic property and that's when we got word," explains Harrelson.

The Mill and Village Historic District consists of 223 properties representing the late 19th and early 20th century American movements.

If you do live in the Village this recognition can provide incentives when it comes to renovating your property.

"If you are redoing something in a National Registry District there is some possibilities that you can get some money back from doing it," says Harrelson, "If you do it to the National Parks standards."

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