SPOOM Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Castle Valley Mill Doylestown PA was built along Neshaminy Creek on land given to the Meredith family by William Penn. The mill which began grinding 1730 was also known as Grove's Mill and Reed's Mill. The property was in poor condition when Henry Fischer, a miller from Germany purchased and restored the property in 1947. Henry’s grandson Mark continues his legacy of restoring antique stone mills and processing machines rescued from older mills in Bucks County that closed. Castle Valley Mill products will not only please your palette, but your support will contribute to the preservation and restoration of this valuable piece of history. (January 2019)
Musconetcong Watershed Association Asbury NJ Restoration of the the circa 1865 Asbury Grist Mill on the Musconetcong River for adaptive reuse is in process. In 1895 Henry M. Riddle converted the building and machinery to process graphite. At that time, the wooden water wheel with a cast iron horizontal Leffel turbine. When completed, the restored area will be open for recreational purposes. (December 2018)

Newlin Grist Mill – Concordville PA – The Newlin Grist Mill and surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working 1704 grist mill, blacksmith shop, miller’s house, nature trails, programs and special events, there is a surprise around every corner. The Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you enjoy learning something new, history, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you. Tours offered daily. (December 2018)

Penns Creek Pottery – Mifflinburg PA Sampsel’s Mill was built in 1818 and ran on water-power until it closed in 1951 and fell into disrepair. Bill Lynch has been making award-winning pottery in this ‘creek-place’ since he and Sharon bought the old mill property in 1978. In 1989 the mill was restored and adapted for pottery making and sales. (November 2018)
Durham Historical Society and Mill – Durham Township, Bucks County, PA The large gristmill (circa 1820) located in the Village Center houses the society office. Much of the original gristmill machinery remains intact inside the timber framed structure which ceased operation in 1967. Within "Durham Village" are many houses reflective of the ones that existed in the 1800's that still serve as homes (October 2018)

Aberdeen Mill– Elizabethtown, PA – This historic property dating to the 1770s is located on the border of Lancaster and Dauphin counties in beautiful central PA. The vision of the caretakers is to make this property something that will benefit the community, promote sustainable agricultural methods, and emphasize the mill's historical significance. (September 2017)

Abbott's Mill Nature Center – Milford, DE This preserved, working mill from the early 1800s is located along scenic Abbott's Pond amid the 373-acre Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. The property is owned by Delaware's Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and operated by the Delaware Nature Society. Hiking trails, boardwalks and teaching stations provide unique education opportunities. (August 2018)
Eisenhart's Mill – East Berlin, PA This 18th century mill, nestled along the Conewago Creek, has gone by several names over its long history, but it has been known at Eisenhart's Mill since 1824. Closed in 1965, after 210 years of operation, the mill is now a private residence surrounded by flowing water, trees and wildlife. The mill race waters continue to flow under the mill as a reminder of its past life. (July 2018)
Breneman-Turner Mill – Harrisonburg, VA. This four-story stone and brick mill, which survived Sheridan's burning, is the only pre-Civil War mill with all the grist mill equipment still in place in Rockingham County. Visitors see corn ground on French burr stones from the early 1800s. The mill is open one Saturday a month, May through October, for tours and corn grinding. (June 2018)
Springfield Mill – Philadelphia PA This historic mill, with its Oliver Evans mill works, dates to 1761. Restoration of the mill continues with the goal of renewing its water-powered operation. Springfield Mills contains the most complete inventory of original grist mill works and related machinery of any mill in the Wissahickon Valley area.The mill and miller's cottage are located within the Morris Arboretum which boasts 92 acres of lush and colorful gardens. (May 2018)
Wallace Cross Mill – Felton PA, in operation from the 1820s to 1980s, is a restored water-powered grist mill open for public tours Sundays from mid-June through September. Volunteers operate the water wheel and grinding equipment. Special events are planned throughout the season. (April 2018)
B.E. Hassett-Millwrights, Inc. – Louisville KN Ben Hassett is a Millwright with experience in both Windmill and Watermill repair and restoration. His experience ranges from maintenance and millstone dressing, to reconstruction of period machinery and gear trains, to major structural repairs. Projects range from the post windmill in Colonial Williamsburg to to Wolf Pen Branch Mill in Louisville, Kentucky. (March 2018)
Daniel Campbell, AIA is a multi-state registered restoration architect with 25+ years of experience in preservation, restoration and renovation of 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings of all types, and design of new buildings in traditional architectural styles. Dan is based in historic Chester County in eastern PA with easy access to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. "Your old mill's best friend!" (February 2018)

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