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Gallego Mill Flume

 
 
Gallego Mill Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
1. Gallego Mill Flume Marker
Inscription. The Gallego Flour Mill was located in 1835 at the east end of the Great Basin, approximately where 12th and Canal Streets are today. The Mill, which when completed, stood nine stories high, contained 31 pairs of grinding stones, and was powered by six water wheels designed to use the water twice over. Water was drawn from the Great Basin to drive these water wheels and then returned to the canal along a flume which ran under 13th Street via the arch to your right.
 
Location. 37° 32.033′ N, 77° 26.116′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 12th Street and East Byrd Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk between 12th Street and Virginia Street. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Center of Industry in 18th and 19th Century Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); James River & Kanawha Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bateau Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Tidewater Connection Locks
Gallego Mill Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
2. Gallego Mill Flume Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tidewater Lock View (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tidewater Connection Locks (within shouting distance of this marker); Electric Trolley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. On top of the marker is a photograph of Gallego Mills. Photograph Courtesy of the Valentine Museum
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmondís Historic Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Gallego Mills. Lost Virginia - Vanished Architecture of the Old Dominion (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
circa Apr 1865
3. Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond, Va.
Library of Congress [LC-USZC6-49]
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7177]>Richmond, Virginia. Ruins of Gallego Mills. Interior view image. Click for more information.
circa Apr 1865
4. Richmond, Virginia. Ruins of Gallego Mills. Interior view
Ruins at Richmond, Va., canal in foreground, ruins in backround image. Click for full size.
By Andrew J. Russell, Apr 1865
5. Ruins at Richmond, Va., canal in foreground, ruins in backround
[Richmond, Va. View on James River and Kanawha Canal near the Haxall Flour Mills; ruins of the Gallego Mills beyond]. Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-08229]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on November 1, 2009, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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