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Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure

Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail

 
 
Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
1. Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure Marker
Inscription. The Avondale Mill was built by Horace Capron in between 1845-1848. Later owned by George Wheeler and others, for many years it was known as Crabbs' Mill after owner Benjamin F. Crabbs. Over the years flour, corn, and lace embroidery were among the products manufactured there. Until its destruction in 1991 from a devastating fire it was the oldest mill in Prince George's County.
 
Erected by City of Laurel.
 
Location. 39° 6.448′ N, 76° 50.742′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Click for map. The marker is in Laurel's Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail, just south of the Patuxent River. There is a parking lot at the north end of 4th and Avondale Streets, and the marker is in that section of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverfront Park (a few steps from this marker); Patuxent River (within shouting distance of this marker); Avondale Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Angel Among US
Avondale Mill image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
2. Avondale Mill
View from rear, current site of Riverfront Park. Note how the river flows over much what is today parkland. The structure at the bottom of the building is the "tail race" where water that flowed to power the mill exited back into the river.
Close-up of photo on marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Laurel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel: Half-way between Baltimore and Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale Mill (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .  Laurel Historical Society's info about the Mill. (Submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Avondale Mill<br>Front image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
3. Avondale Mill
Front
Close-up of photo on marker
Avondale Mill<br>1991 Fire image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
4. Avondale Mill
1991 Fire
Close-up of photo on marker
Avondale Mill Advertisement image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
5. Avondale Mill Advertisement
Close-up of image on marker
Riverfront Park image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
6. Riverfront Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 288 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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