Mount Washington in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mt. Washington Mill
Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley
At nearly four stories tall and located near the center of the complex, the mill was first powered by the current of the Jones Falls. Workers lived nearby in Washingtonville village, which by 1847 included a company store and nearly 40 homes between the factory and the railroad track.
By 1899, it had become part of the Mt. Vernon-Woodberry Cotton Duck Company—aa huge conglomerate of textile mills comprising 14 sites in Maryland and beyond—which would eventually control as much s 80% of the world’s cotton duck production until 1915, when the conglomerate split apart.
In 1923, Washington Cotton Mill was purchased by the Maryland Bolt and Nut Company and repurposed for the production of metal fasteners like bolts, nuts, screws, an rivets. Industrial buildings were added
Washingtonville was razed in 1958 to make way for the Jones Falls Expressway. In th 1990s, the Mt. Washington Mill complex was renovated into a thriving shopping and business center by Himmelrich Associates.
Erected by Baltimore Heritage Organization.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 22.126′ N, 76° 38.993′ W. Marker is in Mount Washington in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Smith Avenue. The marker is in the back of the buildings in between Whole Foods Grocery store and Starbucks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1340 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Boy Scout Armory (approx. ¾ mile away); Fire Power (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Home of Governor Augustus W. Bradford (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carroll Hunting Lodge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ruscombe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roland Park (approx. 1½ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.