Homes in company towns: A slideshow
From modest workers' houses to expansive owners' estates, these four homes still prosper where the company no longer does
A home in Old Hickory, Tenn.

The concept of the "company town" was developed in the late 19th century as much for the convenience of the working man as for his wealthy employer. Little towns sprung up outside bustling cities and once-isolated areas with homes encircling the central production factory, lumber yard, or steel mill. While those industries may no longer be active, some of the original homes still exist. Here's a look at four of the best homes on the market situated in once-vibrant company-owned townships.

For more information regarding the availability of the homes in this slideshow, please contact the realty companies listed.



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