Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill

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Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill
Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill.jpg
The 1805 timber frame chopping mill. The low buildings attached on the left are 20th century additions and are not part of the historic mill.
Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill is located in Pennsylvania
Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill
Nearest city Cokeburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°7′21″N 80°3′59″W / 40.12250°N 80.06639°W / 40.12250; -80.06639Coordinates: 40°7′21″N 80°3′59″W / 40.12250°N 80.06639°W / 40.12250; -80.06639
Area 6.5 acres (2.6 ha)
Governing body Private
MPS Whiskey Rebellion Resources in Southwestern Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 92001499[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1992

Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill is a historic complex of buildings in Somerset Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Contributing buildings include a c. 1810 2 1/2 story four bay brick main house; a c. 1815 timber frame bank barn; a c.1790 stone and log distillery, and a c. 1805 timber frame chopping mill. The mill was horse powered, and was used to chop grain for the distilling process. These buildings are a rare surviving example of an important industry in the Somerset Township area, and the very small scale industrial/commercial enterprises of the late 18th/early 19th centuries. The area had a high concentration of distillers, and they were greatly affected by the whiskey excise tax and the Whiskey Rebellion.[2]

Huffman Distillery and Chopping Millis designated as a historic residential landmark/farmstead by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation,[3] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Jerry A. Clouse (July 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Huffman Distillery and Chopping Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Huffman Distillery & Chopping Mill". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08.