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Wagner's Grist Mill
Northampton Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1767
Township: Lower SauconTwp. | Watersource: Saucon Creek or trib.


Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 11/04/1987

The mill, built in 1767 by Stoffel Wagner, was owned and operated by the Wagner family for about 200 years.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

Nestled up against the original mill structure at a 90 degree angle and flush with the front of the original mill is a 25'X 35' addition of 2.5 stories and a gambrel/hip roof that connects right up against the peak roof of the main mill.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

The headrace from the millpond as it approaches the rear of the original part of the old mill.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

The inlet and exit of the race at the southeast corner of the main mill building.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

This view of the addition shows the attachment of the one roof to the other.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

The miller's house on the property owned by the Hellertown Historical Society and housing the same under its roof.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

Canadian geese and mallard ducks frequenting the pond created near the Wagner Mill.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

This photo shows the 1860 Walnut Street "Pony" Bridge, near its original location close to Saucon Creek across Walnut Creek from the mill. The bridge, repaired in 1950, is perhaps the last remaining cast & wrought iron bridge in North America.

Wagner's Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/28/2007

Main mill structure is about 35'x55' fieldstone of 2.5 stories with a 2.5 story, 25'x35' addition to make an "L-shaped" total structure. The main mill and the addition both have three doors up to the catshead. The main is on the gable end while the addition has the doors on the dormer of the gambrel slate roof. In very good condition as of Nov. 1987 and being used as recreational hall. By 2007, the mill had been greatly restored as part of Hellertown Historical Society facilities in a small park setting.

"I praise you, Lord, for being my guide. Even in the darkest night, your teachings fill my mind."
(Psalm 16:7 CEV)
Directions: Skibo Road/Walnut Street off Pa. 412 at the west end of Hellertown along the Saucon Creek.
 
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