Woodberry in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Woodberry Factory and Park Mill
Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley
In 1843 industrialists Horatio Gambrill and David Carroll built the Woodberry Factory. By the end of the century it had become part of Mount Vernon-Woodberry Cotton Duck Company, a conglomerate that dominated the textile industry in the Jones Falls Valley. The stone duplexes they built nearby for mill workers established the Woodberry community.
The site expanded in 1855 with the construction of Park Mill for production of cotton fishing nets. In the 1920s, the company began shuttering its mills in favor of its factories in the South. In 1924, Frank G. Schenuit Rubber Co. purchased the Woodberry Factory. After a 1929 fire, the original factory was replaced with the extant brick structure. When Park Mill sold in 1925, several small companies located here, among them the Commercial Envelope
Today, Park Mill is leased to a number of small businesses. The Schenuit factory remains empty after yet another fire, one of the only major industrials buildings in the Jones Falls Valley awaiting redevelopment.
Erected by Baltimore Heritage Organization.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
Location. 39° 19.94′ N, 76° 38.635′ W. Marker is in Woodberry in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Clipper Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3506 Clipper Road, Baltimore MD 21211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Firefighters’ Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Woodberry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meadow Mill (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Penguin Coast (approx. half a mile away); Avian Malaria: A Problem with a Pioneering Solution (approx. half a mile away); To an African penguin, poop is not waste. (approx. half a mile away); Return to the Main Valley (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodberry.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.