The original elevator shaft motor from the cotton mill tower is now on permanent display outside the tower on a concrete slab tinted to match the tower bricks. Located on Railroad Avenue, the tower is the only section of the cotton mill still standing. The motor is elevated atop white oak salvaged from a clean-up of Penick Park. The motor was removed from rotten wooden beams, cleaned and prepared for the permanent display outside the cotton mill tower by South Boston Public Works employees. Persons attending the celebration of the restoration of the tower on Nov. 7 enjoyed seeing this piece of history.