Perry in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Silver Lake Mills of Perry
On this site, presently Basil’s Auto Repair, Benjamin Gardner built a flour mill in 1828. Gardner had built a dam across the outlet, just west of the mill, in 1826. Today the dam maintains the only remaining mill pond on the outlet. Known as Tomlinson’s Pond. It was named after George Tomlinson. This was the second dam on the outlet, and can be seen on the property directly west of this location.
George Davis built a second mill after fire destroyed the Gardner Mill, sometime between 1828 and 1844. Hicks & Bailey, a local foundry, made the castings for this second mill. On July 25, 1844, The Countryman, a Perry paper, described it as a 60-by-50-foot structure, with four runs of stone. In
1878, George Tomlinson acquired the mill, and named it the Silver Lake Mills of Perry. This mill packaged flour under such famous brands as Minnesota Patent, Tomlinson’s Best, Silver Lake, Wyoming, and Orange Blossom. After Tomlinson died on May 11, 1902, his family ran the mill until it closed in 1937.bn
Allan and Lisa Hoy, owners of Basil’s Automotive Repair Shop
Erected 1999 by This marker is sponsored by Allan and Lisa Hoy, owners of Basil’s Automotive Repair Shop Perry Rotary Club 75th Anniversary Project - 1999.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 42° 43.021′ N, 78° 0.329′ W. Marker is in Perry, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is on South Center St (New York State Route 246) north of Mill St, on the right when traveling north. Marker is next to Basil's Auto Repair Shop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Mill Street, Perry NY 14530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrus Mill Pond (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Water Trough (about 700 feet away); Richmond-Andrus Mill Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robeson Cutlery Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Wycoff Harvester Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. 4. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.