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Glen Rock in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Glen Rock Woolen-Flour & Feed Mill

 
 
The Glen Rock Woolen-Flour & Feed Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Barkley, January 1, 2014
1. The Glen Rock Woolen-Flour & Feed Mill Marker
Inscription.  In 1827, William Heathcote built this building for use as a woolen mill. In 1851, the building was sold to Phillip Sheffer and Charles Olp. Sheffer bought out Olp and in 1852, converted the mill into a grist mill. In March 1885, Israel Glatfelter bought the mill from The G.F.Seitz estate and made many improvements which increased the mill's capacity. Glatfelter sold the mill in 1918 to B.Frank and Thaddeus Owings, who along with flour, began to manufacture June Bug Feed.

In 1983, after 131 years of service, the mill ceased operating and in 1984 the building was converted into a restaurant. In December 1893, Israel Glatfelter added the front building to his mill and moved his clothing store in. This was the first building in town to have large glass display windows.
 
Erected by Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society and PeoplesBank.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 47.687′ N, 76° 43.956′ W. Marker was in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker was on
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Main Street (Parish Route 216) west of Water Street, on the right when traveling west. On the South side of the building, visible from the rail trail. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 123 Main Street, Glen Rock PA 17327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Glen Rock Woolen, Flour, and Feed Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); From Sawmill to Wherley's (within shouting distance of this marker); Creek and Rail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Glen Rock Carol Singers (within shouting distance of this marker); Trains, Grains, and More Trains (within shouting distance of this marker); Cold Spring Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roland Forrest Seitz (about 400 feet away); J. F. & H. O. Neuhaus (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rock.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Bill Barkley of Westminster, Maryland. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Bill Barkley of Westminster, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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