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An Old Mill Stream

 
 
An Old Mill Stream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. An Old Mill Stream Marker
Inscription. If you were standing here in the early 1800s, you would have been listening to the waterwheel humming away at the Windsor Mill across this bridge. This section of the Gwynns Falls Trail is built over a three-mile millrace that carried water to power the Five Mills complex near today's Leon Day Park. These mills and others alon-e the Gwynns falls and Dead Run streams helped turn the Baltimore area into one of the nation's leading flour and textile producers.

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A Baltimore, Calverton & Powhatan streetcar crosses the Windsor Mill Road Bollman truss bridge about 1900.

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In the 1800s woolen and cotton mills were operating upstream from here in Wetheredsville. The village became known as Dickeysville after the W.J. Dickey Co. purchased the complex and provided housing (below) for its workers in the 1870s.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.712′ N, 76° 41.326′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Windsor Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker may be accessed by a short trail from a parking lot
Trail to the marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Trail to the marker
Marker is at the bend in the trail, on the right side.
on the south side of the road. Marker is to the west of the parking lot. 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. Seeing the Forest for the Trees (a few steps from this marker); Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickeyville's Historic Legacy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Name Before a Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crimea Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orianda House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (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. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker and bridge over the Gwynns Falls image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
3. Marker and bridge over the Gwynns Falls
The bridge appears to have been built in the 1930s or 1940s to replace the Bollman Truss Bridge shown on the marker.
A recent look at the scene shown on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
4. A recent look at the scene shown on the marker
Utility box image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
5. Utility box
This box sits on the southwest side of the bridge, presumably housing controls for the electric lights on the bridge railings.
Bollman Bridge plaque image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
6. Bollman Bridge plaque
This is all that remains of the previous bridge here over the Gwynns Falls. It can be seen in the photo on the marker, about halfway up the right side of the bridge. It reads:
Built under the
supervision of Balto. County
Commissioners.
Pleasant Hunter
Robert S. Corse
Isaac Crowther, Sr.
Designed by W. Bollman
W. H. Rimmey, Builder
1877
 
 
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 2,728 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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