Merkel Mill Complex

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Merkel Mill Complex
Merkel Mill Complex BerksCo PA.JPG
Merkel Mill Complex is located in Pennsylvania
Merkel Mill Complex
Location Junction of Pennsylvania Routes 662 and 143 near Moselem Springs, Richmond Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°30′02″N 75°51′03″W / 40.50056°N 75.85083°W / 40.50056; -75.85083Coordinates: 40°30′02″N 75°51′03″W / 40.50056°N 75.85083°W / 40.50056; -75.85083
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1854
Architectural style Other, Gristmill
Governing body Private
MPS Gristmills in Berks County MPS
NRHP Reference # 90001626[1]
Added to NRHP November 8, 1990

Merkel Mill Complex is a historic grist mill complex located in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The complex consists of the 2 1/2-story, stone banked mill with tin roof (1854); 2 1/2-story, stone Georgian-style manor house (1767); large stone and frame barn with banked earth ramp (c. 1850); one-story smokehouse with slate roof (c. 1767); 1 1/2-story stone summer kitchen (c. 1767); clapboarded frame privy (c. 1939); storage shed (c. 1939); and the millraces, dam, and pond. The mill ceased operation about 1939. The mill was built as part of a working farm.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Louse Emery (June 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Merkel Mill Complex" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.