West Clemson Land Company

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The West Clemson Land Company was a a real estate company circa the late 1930s-early 1940s that handled the Dan Ravenel plantation on the west side of the Seneca River, the family for which Ravenel's Bridge was named. The Ravenels were neighbors of Thomas G. Clemson.

From The Tiger

"Work was recently begun on the construction of the $2,000,000 rayon tire cord plant and a $1,000,000 housing project on the Seneca River here at Clemson. Textile executive Roger Milliken, of New York, arrived here recently to confer with construction engineers. He is president of several South Carolina textile plants, including ones at Abbeville, Greenville and Union, and will head the new plant here. The WPB [War Production Board - ed.] has approved the project, giving top priority in securing construction materials and completion is expected in four months. He was in conference with engineers of J. E. Sirrine Company, and Charles Daniel, head of the Daniel Construction Company, which is slated to build the modern plant. Site of the proposed plant is the 240-acre tract formerly known as the Dan Ravenel plantation and more recently the West Clemson Land Company of which A. C. Cheletter of Clemson is head. The plant, it is understood, will turn out rayon cord to be used in the manufacture of tires, and will offer employment to several thousand people in the post war period. Construction will include eighty or more duplex apartment houses of permanent construction." (The Tiger, "Work Started On New Rayon Plant Head Visits Area", Thursday 20 January 1944, Volume XXXIX, Number 6, page 1.)


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