An Old Mill Stream

An Old Mill Stream (HM3RD)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21216
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.712', W 76° 41.326'

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If you were standing here in the early 1800s, you would have been listening to the waterwheel humming away at the Windsor Mill across this bridge. This section of the Gwynns Falls Trail is built over a three-mile millrace that carried water to power the Five Mills complex near today's Leon Day Park. These mills and others along the Gwynns Falls and Dead Run streams helped turn the Baltimore area into one of the nation's leading flour and textile producers.

A Baltimore, Calverton & Powhatan streetcar crosses the Windsor Mill Road Bollman truss bridge about 1900.

In the 1800s woolen and cotton mills were operating upstream from here in Wetheredsville. The village became known as Dickeysville after the W.J. Dickey Co. purchased the complex and provided housing (below) for its workers in the 1870s.
HM NumberHM3RD
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBusiness Center, Town
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354406 N 4352745
Decimal Degrees39.31186667, -76.68876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.712', W 76° 41.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 42.7200" N, 76° 41' 19.5600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1729-1799 Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore MD 21216, US
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