Backstory and Context
Elkin's downtown district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The district includes numerous commercial buildings dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. The community also includes Chatham Mill, which is best known for its workers' contribution making wool blankets for soldiers in WWI and WWII,. The old YMCA that was built on the mill property was recently reopened but now as the Foothills Arts Center.