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  • Title: Mill
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    • Walker's Mill

    • Mills; Storage facilities; Textile industry;
    • "Built in 1814 by Joseph B. Simms, this stone mill was operated through most of its long life as a cotton spinning mill. The land belonged to E. I. du Pont, and the Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School first met there. The mill and the...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gearing;
    • "This structure appears to be on or near the downstream part of the sawmill originally on this site that straddled the adjacent wheelrace. The structure shown on this site is not shown on any map earlier than the 1903 one. The site is that of part...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was possibly the first rolling mill in America using cast-iron wheels, and was built in 1822. The rolling wheels were made of cast iron, and each weighed 14,300 pounds. These were made by Gouverneur Kemble's West Point Foundry at Cold Spring,...
    • Corning Mill

    • Mills; Grain industry;
    • "This stone mill was built before 1834. It exploded September 28, 1835, January 20, 1859, March 25, 1870, December 19, 1893, and in February, 1906 when Buck Buchanan ('Yaba's' brother) was killed. In 1873 it had one 16-hp wheel. Until 1908 this was...
    • Coal Mill - Site and Remains

    • Mills; Foundations;
    • "Built sometime before 1834, this building was both a sulphur and charcoal pulverizing mill. It was a large stone building valued at $3000 in 1834, and was also known as the dust mill, partly on account of the dust it created. At a later date it...
    • Grinding Mill

    • Mills; Grinding;
    • "There is no definite record of the date of construction of this building. In 1890, there seems to have been a graining mill on or near this site, which was destroyed in the explosion of that year. A 1904 map shows the building as a grinding mill,...
    • Keg Mill Area

    • Mills; Sites;
    • "The keg mill was begun in 1838 when $2000 was spent on its construction. A freshet of February, 1839 threw down the walls, but it was finally finished later in that year, and began to make wooden kegs for gunpowder. A mill seat was constructed...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was possibly the second rolling mill in America with iron wheels and was built in 1824. The rolling wheels were made of cast iron, and each weighed 14,300 pounds. These were made by Gouverneur Kemble's West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, New...
    • Dust Mill

    • Mills; Ordnance industry;
    • "This building is on or near the site of the original stamping mill of 1802-3. It may have had a flash wall added to it in the mid-19th century. No record was found of its modification from stamping mill to other uses, but an interview reports a...
    • Graining Mill

    • Mills; Building deterioration;
    • "This graining mill was three stories high on the uphill side; top story was of frame and sheet metal; building had a low roof. The finished, grained powder was taken out on the upper level. Narrow gauge track ran across front of graining mill on...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This stone mill was built in 1814, and its early use is unknown, but it was possibly used as a stamping mill, the precursor of the rolling mill. It was rebuilt in 1828 as a rolling mill and in 1834 was used for incorporating 'Eagle,' the high...
    • Barley Mill Area

    • Mills; Grain industry;
    • "At foot of Barley Mill Road and Brandywine Creek was a large stone mill built in 1825 by Samuel Kirk, with the financial assistance of E. I. du Pont. It was operated as a grain or barley mill from 1825 until 1897 when it burned and was not...
    • Remains of Unidentified Structure

    • Mills; Sawmills;
    • "This structure appears to be on or near the site of the sawmill built by Jacob Broom, 1795-97. When the Broom sawmill was removed in 1815, a granulating mill (the "coffee mill") was erected on its site. Since at the same time a sulphur mill was...
    • Engine House

    • Mills; Grain industry;
    • "This building contained an electric motor that provided power for the graining mill (H16) machinery. It is possible that it also contained a vertical steam engine at one time. The control button that sent current to the motor house was on a pole...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "A pulverizing mill was built on or near this site in 1803. It was destroyed in the 1818 explosion and rebuilt. There is no information when its function was changed, but a 1904 map identifies it as a glazing mill."
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This mill and mill number 17 incorporated Lesmok powder containing nitrocellulose. This was very dangerous and the double rear walls were built with peepholes for workmen to watch the wheels for signs of dusting, which indicated that the powder...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "The first building on or near this site seems to have been a frame built magazine. This was replaced between 1818 and 1826 by a graining mill and press house, which were later replaced by the glaze mill that occupied the site until World War I,...

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