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Mt. Washington Mill

Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley

 
 
Mt. Washington Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
1. Mt. Washington Mill Marker
Inscription.  Mt. Washington Mill-historically Washington Mill, part of Washington Cotton Manufacturing Company-is one of Maryland’s earliest purpose-built cotton mills. Operations began in 1810 in the newly constructed stone mill during a time when Napoleonic Wars and the Embargo Act disrupted imports and created demand for locally made cotton goods.

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
Mt. Washington Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
2. Mt. Washington Mill Marker
to the campus and existing ones were outfitted for working steel.

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.
 
Location. 39° 22.126′ N, 76° 38.993′ W. Marker is 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); Mount Washington 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Mt. Washington Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
3. Mt. Washington Mill Marker
Mt. Washington Mill National Register Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
4. Mt. Washington Mill National Register Historic Places Plaque
The plaque is located at the front entrance.
Mt. Washington Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
5. Mt. Washington Mill Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 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.
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