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Savage in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Savage Mill

Established 1822

 
 
Historic Savage Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
1. Historic Savage Mill Marker
Inscription.  The Mill "race" was filled with water from a point about a mile upstream where it converged with the Little Patuxent River at a wooden dam. The dam was destroyed in the early 1950's.

The water originally went directly through the "OLD WEAVE" building behind you and drove the looms, spinners equipment there and in the "CARDING" building through an elaborate system of shafts, belts and pulleys.

In 1916, with the construction of the "NEW WEAVE" building, the Mill race was diverted into the huge flume behind the cast iron bar screens, which kept debris and fish from entering the "WHEEL HOUSE" below. There the water passed through a cast iron drum 12 feet in diameter and thirty feet long.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 8.127′ N, 76° 49.582′ W. Marker was in Savage, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Washington Street and Fair Street. Marker is on a walk along
Mill Race image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
2. Mill Race
the river side of Savage Mill, now a specialty shopping mall. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Savage MD 20763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Historic Savage Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Bollman Iron Truss Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savage Mill (about 500 feet away); Baldwin Common (about 700 feet away); Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9051-9053 Baltimore Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millworkers House (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Survey Point (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savage.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .  Savage Mill Website. (Submitted on June 12, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Mill Race image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
3. Mill Race
Old Weave Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
4. Old Weave Building
Carding Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
5. Carding Building
New Weave Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
6. New Weave Building
Interior of New Weave Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
7. Interior of New Weave Building
Building Ruins along the Little Patuxent image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
8. Building Ruins along the Little Patuxent
Historic Savage Mill image. Click for full size.
May 15, 2012
9. Historic Savage Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 12, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   8. submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   9. submitted on May 19, 2012.
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