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Ellicott Flour Mills

 
 
Ellicott Flour Mills image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 24, 2008
1. Ellicott Flour Mills
Inscription. The Ellicott Driveway portion of the Gwynns Falls trail follows the route of a millrace that carried water to a flour-milling complex owned by the Ellicott family. In the 1800s, 26 gristmills along the Gwynns Falls and other on the Jones Falls and Patapsco River contributed to Baltimore's first economic boom. Besides their Ellicott City mills, the Ellicotts built the Three Mills complex in this area and were partners in the five Calverton Mills upstream at Leon Day Park. The Ellicotts also helped build the Frederick Turnpike so wagons could carry their products to ships at their Inner Harbor wharf.

[The Ellicott brothers were] the real progenitors of modern milling in Maryland.
Thomas Schraf, 1881.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.915′ N, 76° 39.575′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Frederick Avenue (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gwynns Falls Valley (here, next to this marker);
This marker is the one to the right. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 24, 2008
2. This marker is the one to the right.
Gwynns Falls Park at Frederick Avenue (here, next to this marker); Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Olivet Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Industries (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gwynns Falls Park at Wilkens Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Transportation Routes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker are photos of the mills, "Flour mill along the Gwynns Falls, 1895." and "One of Calverton Mills near Gwynns Falls."

On the upper right is a photo of, "A wooded pathway shown in this 1920s photograph, replaced the millrace that carried water to the Ellicott Mills."

In the lower right is a photo of, "Bicyclists view the ruins of an old flour mill on the Gwynns Falls in 1899."
 
Also see . . .  Copy of the marker. (Submitted on February 19, 2008.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Ellicotts Mills 1833
I have 2 ledgers that reference Ellicotts Mills from Dec. 1854 - Dec 1859; more of a sundry list, ledger, accouts receivable. The second is a ledger showing sales of items, meat, milk, cords of wood. etc.
    — Submitted March 23, 2009, by Gary LiBrizzi of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,242 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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