Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill

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Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill
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Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill is located in Connecticut
Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill
Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill is located in the US
Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill
Location 124 Old Mill Rd., Greenwich, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°5′31″N 73°39′33″W / 41.09194°N 73.65917°W / 41.09194; -73.65917Coordinates: 41°5′31″N 73°39′33″W / 41.09194°N 73.65917°W / 41.09194; -73.65917
Area less than one acre
Built 1796
Architect Selleck,Sylvanus; Knapp,Edwin
NRHP reference # 90001109[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1990

The Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill, also known as the Edwin Knapp Gristmill, is a gristmill at 124 Old Mill Road in Greenwich, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

It is a small post-and-beam building built by Sylvanus Selleck in about 1796, and is one of only two known 18th-century mill buildings in the state. An addition in about 1850 is believed to be by Edwin Knapp. The mill is a rare surviving example of braced-frame construction, which was once common. The mill was operated until Edwin Knapp's death in 1895.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Matthew Roth and Bruce Clouette (January 29, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill / Edwin Knapp Gristmill" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 17 photos