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C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Huntingdon Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Built 1846
Township: Dublin Twp. | Watersource: Shade Creek.


C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Picture: Robert t. Kinsey 01/25/2008

The grist mill was built in 1846 by Brice & Blair.

C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/25/2008

An earlier saw mill once associated with the grist mill was built in 1820.

C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/25/2008

Both mills were owned by S. & N. Price in 1883.

C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/25/2008

Clarence J. Hess aquired the mill in the late 1800's/early 1900's.

C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/25/2008

C.J.'s son, Donald G. "Alvey" Hess who was born in 1920, worked at the Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill for 30 years as a miller before stepping down to a less strenuous job. Alvey Hess died at the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkley Springs, W. V. in 2004.

C.J. Hess Mill / Shade Gap Feed & Flour Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/25/2008

*Update: After the death of C.J.Hess Sr., the mill was owned and operated by C.J.Hess Jr., until his death in 1974. The mill was sold to Gerald Booher in 1976. Asonia Hess Wolf 08/26/2009* The mill operated with water power up to c.1960 and is still operating as a livestock feed mill in the community of Shade Gap, Pa.

"The Lord has done many wonderful things! Everyone who is pleased with God's marvelous deeds will keep them in mind."
(Psalm 111;2 CEV)
Directions: From the junction of Srs 35, 641, & US 522 in Shade Gap go north on US 522 for 0.1 miles to the mill located on the right side of the highway.
 
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