French's Mill

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French's Mill
French's Mill Augusta WV 2015 05 10 11.JPG
French's Mill, photographed in May 2015
French's Mill is located in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
French's Mill
French's Mill
French's Mill is located in West Virginia
French's Mill
French's Mill
French's Mill is located in the United States
French's Mill
French's Mill
LocationAugusta-Ford Hill Rd.
Augusta, West Virginia, USA
Coordinates39°17′38″N 78°38′12″W / 39.29389°N 78.63667°W / 39.29389; -78.63667Coordinates: 39°17′38″N 78°38′12″W / 39.29389°N 78.63667°W / 39.29389; -78.63667
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
NRHP reference #14001056[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 16, 2014

French's Mill is a historic grist mill at the junction of Augusta-Ford Hill and Fairground Roads in Augusta, West Virginia. Its main building is a three-story wood frame building with a metal roof, asphalt siding, and a concrete foundation. It was built in 1911 on the site of a c. 1890s grist mill that was destroyed by fire. The mill, which was originally water-powered, was converted to operate by electric power in 1949, and ceased operations in 2000. It was also updated in the mid-20th century to accommodated different types of grain, illustrating the evolutionary change of these industrial facilities.[2]

The mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for French's Mill" (PDF). West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Retrieved 2015-02-23.

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