Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jewel Mill, Rowley MA

Site of earliest known fulling mill in Massachusetts here in 1643 and used as such until 1820 when the building was connected to a wool carding factory by Nathaniel Dummer who also manufactured snuff. Connected to grist mill in 1856 and burned in 1914.
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In 1940 this smaller mill with water wheel and turbine built on the site as jewelry mill – a onestory mill building with a 12’ Fitzwater wheel that dates to ca. 1920.

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Scenic Sunday

14 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Everywhere you look, every shot you take, it's a Postcard. Such beauty you have there, Steve. The architecture alone is incredible. And then there are the boats, the harbors, the shoreline, the birds...everything! Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

A beautiful old mill Steve. These photos are first class.

Addicted to The Click said...

Looks like a very interesting place to visit - with lots of "click" opportunities for sure!

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
This is definitively one of the most beautiful mill I've seen. What a nice place. you got very nice pictures of it and the nice weather also helps to throw the light on this ancient building!

Matty said...

I really like the quiet, country scenes. I can see myself sitting there, a picnic basket, a blanket, just relaxing.

cat said...

Your pictures are postcard perfect :) So beautiful!

jabblog said...

What a fabulous place. the stonework is wonderful.

Judy said...

Okay, Steve, what is a jewelry mill? I love the photos! Not sure whether the one with the stonework of with the reflection is my favourite. Maybe you can post more, so I can make up my mind...

Rs Fotodilla said...

Hi! Now I`ve been scrolling down your blog, and I just love your photos.This pictures is beautiful. Its a bit charming with this kind of buildings. Your crow is amazing, so near and so sharp.Its like a postcard. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I love historic buildings. I am on a quest to photo all the buildings on the National Registry located in Phoenix, AZ. But because Phoenix is just a baby compared to your neck of the woods, we have nothing like this!

Eve said...

Wow! That is just a beauty! Thanks for the history on the site Steve. I would love to have that beautiful mill stone! I would love to learn to make them!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Can I live in there? I want to live there. Awesome building!

bandelero7 said...

this brings back such fond memories i used to live there i would wait for the bus there every morning on glen street great pictures

Rowley-ite said...

The Old Rowley Jewell Mill photo was beautiful. I grew up in Rowley and I recall as a little girl going in for the precious smooth stones. Your photo captures a memory. Thank you.

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