Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Hyattstown Mill, Hyattstown, MD

An image from the Hyattstown Mill in Hyattstown, MD is the fifth image for the Days Of Yore: Montgomery County, MD project.

The Hyattstown Mill, Hyattstown, MD

Save to foursquare The Hyattstown Mill was a saw mill, located in Hyattstown, MD.

Built in 1798, this mill was dedicated towards being a saw mill, working on lumber.  Passing through many other owners over time, the mill also became a "grist" mill, meaning that it had grinding stones that ground corn or wheat, specifically winter wheat and yellow and white corn.

In 1918, there was a fire and the mill burned.  The owners struggled to rebuild and the community came together and helped.  Many years later, other larger commercial mills overcame this particular mill.  It was purchased by the Montgomery County Parks and Planning Commission in 1970.  It is now an Arts Center and Gallery.

The artist enjoyed the travel out to historic Hyattstown.  At first glance, this building looks like a house.  Without even looking inside, the narrow windows in the building and the nearby river gave me clues that suggested that it was a mill.  The stonework at the base of the building suggested its age.

To Visit By Car: 14920 Hyattstown Mill Road, Hyattstown, MD 20871

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