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Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Berks Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | c.1840
Township: Rockland Twp. | Watersource: Bieber Creek



Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

A small water-powered grist mill in the village of Dryville.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

A third story has probably been removed from the main structure, whether the result of fire or some other cause is unknown.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

This seems to be part of the return mechanism for channeling water back to Bieber Creek.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

Bieber Creek photographed from the bridge over the mills driveway. A dam just below the footbridge.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

Another view across Bieber Creek with the barn and a spring house on the far slope.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

The barn seen in the last photo from the rear. The mill is below and to thr right, just off the picture.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

The old Mathias Roth Grist Mill, c. 1840. A glimpse of the white church down the lane and across Fleetwood-Dryville Road.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

Flour production was very low and was being operated by C. Keller by 1886.

Dryville Grist Mill / Mathias Roth Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/25/2006

One of the better views of the old mill, quite a bit altered as a residence, now a rental property.

You, Lord, have saved my life from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. Now I will walk at your side in this land of the living."
(psalm 116:8 & 9 CEV)
Directions: Located in Dryville along the northwestern border of Rockland Twp. On leaving Fleetwood toward the NE on Fleetwood Ave, continue on Fleetwood-Lyons Road/Sr 1010, veer right onto Fleetwood Road and continue for about 3.5 miles. The mill sits back off the road on the right a few hundred yards before reaching Lyons Rd., opposite a white church.


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