Gamble Design had the honor to take part in re-imagining The Factory at Franklin, which has a rich history. Built circa 1929, The Factory at Franklin was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on November 13, 1997. The Factory functioned as a stove manufacturer under Dortch Stove Works through the Great Depression and World War II and then as a furniture and mattress manufacturer under Jamison Bedding Company until 1990. It has since been transformed into a community space with shopping, dining, and event venues.
Holladay Properties purchased The Factory in 2021 to re-design it and bring new life into these historic buildings. Along with incorporating a more pedestrian-friendly space that connects to Franklin’s greenway trail system, GDC re-designed many of the outdoor spaces and amenities. One such space is the iconic water tower. This space will incorporate water elements and public art which will encourage pedestrian activity while celebrating Historic elements that enrich the identity of the water tower for generations to come.