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Woodberry Factory and Park Mill

Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
1. Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker
Inscription.  Woodberry Factory and Park Mill were built near the site of an 18th-century grist mill. An active industrial area for nearly two centuries, buildings here have been replaced and repurposed to meet changing demands for production of everything from textiles and netting in the 19th century to rubber tires and ice cream cones in the 20th century.

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
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By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
2. Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker
Company and Bes-Cone, maker of ice cream cones.

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.
 
Location. 39° 19.94′ N, 76° 38.635′ W. Marker is 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); Whitehall Mill (approx. half a mile away); Evergreen on the Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Sense of Sanctuary (approx. ¾ mile away); Wagner (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
3. Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker
Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
4. Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker
Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
5. Woodberry Factory and Park Mill Marker
Schenuit Co. smokestack in the background.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. 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.
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