Hanestown

Economy
2:51 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Development Means More Commercial Growth For Former Mill Neighborhood

James Mabe, who has lived in the Hanestown Community for most of his life, stands in the doorway to his home on Ricks Drive in Winston-Salem.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

James Mabe has lived in the same small, one-story home on Ricks Drive since he was a grade-school boy in the 1940s. Back then the village he grew up in off Stratford Road had unpaved streets, outside bathrooms and a company store run by the Hanes Company. Hanes built the homes in the early 20th Century for employees of its spinning mill next door. Now the community called Hanestown is a neighborhood in flux.

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