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Powered by wind, water, or steam, mills produced flour, gold, and manufactured products.  Some have survived, and a few are still in operation.  We've listed those we could and a few places with further information.  If you know of a place that would work here, let us know.  
 

Mills   Massachusetts - Maryland

 
  Mill Pages: AL-CA, CO-DE, FL-IL, IN-LA, MA-MD, ME-NC  NM-OH, PA-SC, TN-VA, VT-ZZ  
 

 

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Massachusetts
Arlington
Old Schwamb Mill
17 Mill Lane
Arlington MA 02476
Phone 781 643-0554
Web Site http://www.oldschwambmill.org/home.html
Description still-working belt driven machinery in water-powered mill 135+ years old
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Mill
Era 1860
New or Updated: 06/15/2003

  Lowell
 
Lowell National Historical Park
 
67 Kirk Street
 
Lowell  MA  01852 
 
Phone  978 970-5000
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/lowe
 
E-mail  mailto:LOWE_Superintendent@nps.gov
 
Description  37 buildings of former mill center
 
Type of Resource  Historic District
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type  Mill
 
Industry /Profession  Textiles
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era      1824-1908
 
New or Updated:  11/17/2003

  MA
 
Saugus
 
Saugus Ironworks
 
244 Central Street
 
Saugus  MA  01906   
 
Phone  781 233-0050
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/sair/
 
Alt Web  mailto:SAIR_Iron_Works_House@nps.gov
 
Description  reconstructed ironworks complex with museum, model of the functioning                         plant, examples of iron based items
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type  Mill
 
Era      1646-1668
 
New or Updated:  10/29/2003

Massachusetts
Waltham
Waltham Historical Society - F Cabot Lowell Mill
190 Moody Street #330
Waltham MA  02453
Phone  781 891-5815
Web Site
Description
local memorabilia in historic mill
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Mill
Research/Reading  Library
Era  1813

  MA
 
Waltham
 
Waltham Mills Artists Association
 
c/o Waltham Studios, 4th Floor, Building 4
 
144 Moody Street
 
Waltham  MA  02453    
 
Phone
 
Web Site  http://www.wmaastudios.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@wmaastudios.org
 
Description  group of artists in restored mill
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type   Mill
 
New or Updated:  1/26/2004

 

 

 

 

  Maryland
Frederick
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick MD 21701
Phone 301 698-0656
Web Site http://www.delaplaine.org/
Description housed in old Mill, primarily provides classes in various media, first floor Gallery rotates exhibits monthly
Type of Resource Gallery
Primary Focus Arts
Building Type Mill
New or Updated: 05/16/2003

Maryland
Thurmont
Catoctin Furnace at Cunningham Falls SP
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont MD  21788
Phone 
301 271-7574
Web Site  http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/cunninghamhistory.html
Description  remains of extensive iron furnace operations, 1858 casting shed reconstructed
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Industrial
Building Type  Mill
Industry Profession  Iron & Steel
Era  1776-1903

  Westminster
 
Union Mills Homestead & Grist Mill
 
3311 Littlestown Pike
 
Westminster  MD   21158    
 
Phone  410 848-2288
 
Web Site  http://www.union.edu/PUBLIC/ECODEPT/kleind/unionmills/index.html
 
Alt Web  http://tourism.carr.org/unionmil.htm
 
Description    mill & homestead
 
Type of Resource       House Museum
 
Primary Focus    Industrial
 
Building Type    Mill
 
Era      1797
 
Owner/Operator:     Union Mills Homestead Foundation
 
New or Updated:                   12/2/2003
 

  Maryland

  Wye Mills

  Wye Grist Mill

  14296 Old Wye Mills Road (Rt. 662)

  Mail PO Box 277

  Wye Mills  MD   21679    

  Phone  410 827-3850

  Web Site http://www.historicqac.org/sites/WMgristmill.htm

  E-mail  mailto:oldwyemill@goeaston.net

  Alt Web http://www.ce.jhu.edu/mdcive/wyemill.htm

  Description  working flour mill, supplied the Continental Army

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Building Type  Mill

  Era 1682

  New or Updated:  4/20/2007

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