UKE REPUBLIC LOCATION
UKE REPUBLIC IS LOCATED ON THE 2nd FLOOR INSIDE THE THREADMILL
5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd
Austell, GA 30106
The UKE Republic store is located on the 2nd floor of The Historic Coats & Clark Threadmill Complex. Some of the things you'll find when visiting us: Plenty of quality ukuleles, a variety of string sets, books and DVDs, cases, and other accessories and related items. New inventory arrives almost daily. Impromptu jams happen often in the store so feel free to join in!
Located in the city of Austell, The Coats and Clark Threadmill Complex is a beautifully restored multi-use complex.
The Coats & Clark Threadmill History
In 1904, the Clark Thread Company, a Scottish textile company, purchased the old Acworth Hosier Mill, and in 1932 built Clarkdale, one of the last planned communities in Georgia. Engineers and a construction firm were hired to design and build the whole mixed use community on fifty acres. The Coats and Clark Threadmill was built on top of a hill, surrounded to the west at the bottom of the hill by 138 homes on curvilinear tree lines streets. The recreation facilities and green spaces planned in the original village and added during its first twenty years remain part of the historic district.
In 1950, the mill civic association added Pineview Lake and stocked it with fish. The mill began selling the homes to residents in the 1960s. After the mills thread making operations ceased in 1983, the new owners nominated the district to the National Register of Historic Places, noting that the village remains today almost without intrusion as it was first designed and built. The Clarkdale Mill and Village were added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The building sat vacant for a number of years and in late-2001 the City of Austell purchased the building. Today, the complex is a multi-use function housing numerous City, County, and State offices as well private offices. The entire third floor of the complex is leased to Caraustar, a recycled paperboard and packaging company and also is the parent company for Austell Box Board Corporation and Sweetwater Paper Board.
Clarkdale is an industrial mill village built in 1932 to support a spinning mill of the Clark Thread Company. Both the mill and the neighborhood, consisting of 98 dwellings (a mixture of single-family and duplex floorplans), were designed by North Carolina architect Joseph Emory Sirrine. The neighborhood boasted many modern conveniences for the time, such as electricity and indoor plumbing. Additionally, residents enjoyed a public swimming pool, a community house for public functions, and a mill-sponsored baseball team. As the mill thrived, the community fostered the growth of several local business, a dedicated post office and two churches.
Layoffs in the 1950s and 60s preceded the mill’s eventual closure in 1983; in 1966, the homes were sold to current residents, many of whom were current or former employees of the mill. In 1987 Clarkdale was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
City of Austell, GA. "City of Austell, GeorgiaÂ ." City of Austell, Georgia . City of Austell, Georgia, 1998. Web. 01 Mar. 2012. <http://www.austellga.gov/index.asp?>.
"Clarkdale, Georgia." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 16 Feb. 2012. Web. 01 Mar. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarkdale,_Georgia>.
Hours of Operation
CLOSED SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Mon - Fri: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
**Hours are subject to change without notice, please
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Plan your visit to UKE Republic
UKE Republic's Ukulele Showroom has visitors come from everywhere, some stop by while en route to or from a vacation/business point. We are just minutes from Downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Sweetwater State Park and Six Flags Over Georgia. So, what else is there to do & see that is nearby? We've put together this map (see link below) to recommend a nice little day-trip on your visit to UKE Republic. Check our Facebook page or Twitter for upcoming scheduled events.
UKE Republic Day Trip Map Link: