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Dengler Grist Mill
Chester Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | c. 1780
Township: East Nantmeal Twp. | Watersource: French Creek.


Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/03/2009

This small 2.5 story mill was stucco covered until recently. Very little equipment, if any, remains in the mill. Currently unoccupied.

Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/06/2015

Updated photo of the above view.

Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/03/2009

It is now being restored to the native stonework on the exterior and also the interior is being updated. It has been a pvt.residence for many years.

Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/03/2009

The mill was owned by Col. Thomas Bull circa 1780. Bull built a large fieldstone mansion, a tenant house, blacksmith/carrage shop and a grist and saw mill. He resided here until his death in 1830. Four generations of Bulls occupied the original home tract up to 1907.

Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/06/2015

Updated photo of the above view. Much more living space has been added to make a very attractive and desirable, rustic grist mill dwelling.

Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T.Kinsey 01/03/2009

Early records show that the Reading Furnace Co./Warwick Furnace Co. owned a mill at this site. Bull purchased a tract of land on the headwaters of the South Branch of French Creek and built his mills. Bull also, along with his son-in-law John Smith and Robert May, owned Joanna Furnace during 1811-13. Later the property was purchased by a man named Dengler.

Dengler Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/06/2015

Finished dwelling front-on photo of the above view.GPS: 40° 8.94' N 75° 47.66' W

"The Lord is your protector, there at your right side to shade you from the sun. You won't be harmed by the sun during the day or by the moon at night."
(Psalm 121:5 & 6)
Directions: From the intersection of Pa 401 and Bulltown Road, go north on Bulltown Road, cross French Creek and take the first drive on the left. The mill is down this drive which is the old road. The mill can easily be seen from Bulltown Road after crossing the creek.

 
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