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Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
District of Columbia Co. | District of Columbia | USA | 1845
Township: n/a | Watersource: C & O Canal.


Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
Picture: Donated by Ted Hazen 08/11/2010 Unknown plate

Milling business established by Col. George Bomford (1782-1848), in 1844-45 onn the site of an 1832 flour mill. Nouirse & Bomford's Mill earlier mill burned in 1844. The rebuilt mill was run by water-power from the C & O Canal. In operation as a cotton mill from 1847 through the Civil War. Thomas Wilson bought the mill in 1850; then later converted to a flour mill & enlarged in 1883. Operated as Pioneer Flour Mills until 1913.

Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
Picture: Historic American Buildings Survey Photograph taken in the Summer 1967.

Photograph of the old flour mill housed in the Library of Congress.

Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
Picture: Washington Flour 1926, Library of Congress.

Washington, D.C. circa 1926. Photograph taken between 1918 and 1928, housed in the Library of Congress. The "Wilkins-Rogers Milling Company, exterior, 3261 Water Street." The Washington Flour Mill on K Street formerly Water Street, in Georgetown. The Washington Flour brand had a retail presence at least into the late 1960's.

Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
Picture: Food for East Germany. Image given to me by a long time Washington D.C., friend who worked on the Marshall Plan, Benton T. Hickok.

In Washington D.C. Superintendent W. T. Fling (left) of the Wilkins-Rogers Milling Company in Washington, checks boxes of five pound flour bags being loaded into a box car for the first part of its shipment to East Germany. This firm is one of many trying to get vast amounts of food ready for shipping in line with President Eisenhower's offer for $15,000,000 worth of free food for the hungry East Germans under Soviet rule. Photo taken July 15th, 1953. From note on the back of the original photograph.

Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
Picture: Historic American Buildings Survey Photograph taken in the Summer 1967.

Photograph of the old flour mill housed in the Library of Congress.

Bomford's Mill / Pioneer Flour Mills / Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill
Picture: Historic American Buildings Survey Plan 1967.

Sketch Plan of the Bomford's Mill, nineteenth Century water wheel housed in the Library of Congress.

Directions: Located at 1000-1008 Potomac Street, NW at Grace Street.


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