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Roslyn in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roslyn Grist Mill

 
 
Roslyn Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
February 13, 2019
1. Roslyn Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  Built between 1715-1741, this rare surviving Dutch- framed watermill operated for over 150 years. Served as a tea house 1920-1974.
 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 543.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
 
Location. 40° 48.026′ N, 73° 38.959′ W. Marker is in Roslyn, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Old Northern Boulevard. Located in the heart of the Village of Roslyn and at the head of Hempstead Harbor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1347 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn NY 11576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William H. Tailer Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roslyn Historical District (about 400 feet away); Roslyn World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Harbor Hill Estate and the Mackay Horse Statues (approx.
Roslyn Grist Mill Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
May 22, 2021
2. Roslyn Grist Mill Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here peeking over the hood of the van, with the mill (undergoing renovation) just to the left of it.
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¼ mile away); Cedarmere (approx. ¾ mile away); William Cullen Bryant (approx. ¾ mile away); Monfort Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hicks Nursery (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roslyn.
 
Regarding Roslyn Grist Mill. The Roslyn Grist Mill features a heavy wooden structural frame constructed with post-and-beam joinery, sharing characteristics with New World Dutch buildings found throughout western Long Island and the Hudson River Valley.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Marker Ceremony for the Roslyn Grist Mill (YouTube, 22 sec.). (Submitted on July 13, 2021.)
2. Roslyn Grist Mill Lifting Day- January 23, 2020 (YouTube, 23 sec.). "On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Roslyn Landmark Society lifted the historic 1700s four feet above street level. The new, expanded headroom created by the lift will allow workers to safely excavate the existing foundation and begin construction on a new water-tight foundation later this year. In the early 1900s, the roadbed in front of the mill was raised resulting in the first floor of building dropping four feet below street level. From 1920 to 1974,
Roslyn Grist Mill - undergoing restoration (first phase: planning, stabilization and raising) image. Click for full size.
May 22, 2021
3. Roslyn Grist Mill - undergoing restoration (first phase: planning, stabilization and raising)
the mill served as a tea house and popular tourist attraction...." (Submitted on July 13, 2021.) 

3. Robeson-Williams Grist Mill, Roslyn, Nassau County, NY (Historic American Buildings Survey). Has 17 photographs of the mill, plus some schematics. (Submitted on July 13, 2021.) 
 
<i>Roslyn Mill Tea House and Museum</i> image. Click for full size.
Milt Price, published by Tomlin Art Company, Northport, circa 1950
4. Roslyn Mill Tea House and Museum
The back of the postcard reads: The Old Grist Mill, built 1701, and visited by President George Washington on his tour of Long Island in 1790, is located on Route 25A in Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y., just 100 yards east of the famous Roslyn Clock Tower.
<i>GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST - Robeson-Williams Grist Mill, Roslyn, Nassau County, NY</i> image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey (courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1975
5. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST - Robeson-Williams Grist Mill, Roslyn, Nassau County, NY
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2021. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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