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Dickeyville's Historic Legacy

 
 
Dickeyville's Historic Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. Dickeyville's Historic Legacy Marker
Inscription. Dickeyville has been known by several other names - Tschudi, Franklinville, Wetheredville, Hillsdale - depending on who owned the grist, paper, or textile mills powered by the Gwynns Falls. Both the Wethereds and Dickeys ran their mill operations as a company village that provided housing, churches, schools, and a retail store in return for a stable labor force willing to accept low wages. In 1934 the entire complex of two mills and 81 houses was sold at auction. The village was restored as one of the earliest historic preservation districts in the area.

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Former homes of textile workers on the eve of restoration, 1936.

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Double houses, or duplexes, for textile workers and their families, 1920s.

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Franklin Mills (below, which was converted from manufacturing paper to textiles, 1920s.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.756′ N, 76° 41.41′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Windsor Mill Road and Weatheredsville Road, on the right when traveling west
Marker as seen from Windsor Mill Road image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Marker as seen from Windsor Mill Road
on Windsor Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of the intersection. Note that Wetheredsville Road is no longer open to motorized vehicle traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Old Mill Stream (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seeing the Forest for the Trees (about 500 feet away); Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road (about 600 feet away); Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Name Before a Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
Weatheredsville Road image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
3. Weatheredsville Road
Just north of the marker. Now closed to motor vehicles. It seems that it would have been a rather scenic drive at one time.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,850 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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