Springfield Mill

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Springfield Mill
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Springfield Mill is located in Pennsylvania
Springfield Mill
Springfield Mill is located in the US
Springfield Mill
Location Northwestern Avenue, between Germantown and Stenton Avenues, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°5′27″N 75°13′51″W / 40.09083°N 75.23083°W / 40.09083; -75.23083Coordinates: 40°5′27″N 75°13′51″W / 40.09083°N 75.23083°W / 40.09083; -75.23083
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1845, 1854
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 76001652[1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1976

Springfield Mill, also known as the Piper-Streeper Mill, is a historic gristmill located along the Wissahickon Creek in Erdenheim, Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is a building on the Bloomfield Farm tract,[2] now part of Morris Arboretum.

Springfield Mill is open to the public once a month for grinding demonstrations.

The mill was built in 1854, and is a 3 12-story, stone-and-frame mill building measuring 35 feet, 3 inches, by 40 feet, 8 inches. The mill was built on the foundations of an earlier mill built in 1761. Also on the property is the miller's house; a 2 12-story, four-bay building built about 1845 in the Greek Revival style.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes George E. Thomas (August 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Compton and Bloomfield" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Bruce Forman (October 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Springfield Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

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