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Kenderdine Mill
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1734
Township: Horsham Twp. | Watersource: Trib. to Park Creek.


Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 04/11/1983

The 2.5 story mill with basement measures about 35'x 50' of native fieldstone and frame construction. The mill was built in a Post Medieval/Federal architectural style in 1734 by Joseph Kenderdine.

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 04/11/1983

The stone millhouse, built in 1780, and mill were owned by Mrs. Charles Harper Smith in April 1983. Since that time up to 1992, the property has undergone a transformation into a posh country residence for a gentleman from Philadelphia.

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Leon Clemmer from his book "History of Horsham Township"

The only surviving mill in Horsham Twp., the site actually combines four buildings: the mill building, the owner's house, the carriage house, and the stable. A tributary of Park Creek powered an internal waterwheel by way of a millrace. The mill, operating into the early 20th centurey, would only need the waterwheel and belts to be operational. This information was from about 1950, so it might take more today to get it up and running. L Clemmer

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Leon Cemmer from his book "History of Horsham Township"

Inside the Kenderdine Mill the wooden cogs and shafts remain. The power shaft, used to run the internal elevators, passed the grain to the third floor. The grain dropped down to the milling and sifting areas to be ground into flour. then, equipment was used to sift and bag the ground flour. L Clemmer

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Leon Clemmer 08/12/2005

This mechanism constructed of wooden pulleys and flywheels are located in the half story under the gable roof. The only thing this could be would be the operating mechanism for the sack hoist.

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Leon Clemmer 08/12/2005

This photo shows three run of stones with two millstone hoists used to lift the top stone off of the nether stone when it is necessary to dress the millstones.

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Leon Clemmer 08/12/2005

Anyone with any additional historical information for this mill are urged to email to the address listed at the bottom of the webpage for the Kenderdine Mill. Since 1999, the mill is impossible to view without gaining permission to access the property.

Kenderdine Mill
Picture: Leon Clemmer 08/12/2005

Leon Clemmmer's photos taken with a Canon Powershot A20 camera and with the permission of Mr. Mintz, the owner, with the exception of the black and white photos, which, were taken from Mr. Clemmer's published book "History of Horsham Township". *Update: There is a new, private owner since the Fall of 2010. Richard and Marianne Dougherty, his wife. Richard Dougherty has been a Horsham resident for 45 years. Bart Dougherty 12/01/2010*

"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands."
(Psalm 90:17 NKJV)
Directions: At the junction of Pa 463 and Pa 152, go .5 mile and turn left onto Davis Grove Rd. Go 1 mile to left turn on Keith Valley Rd. Mill is behind high shrubbery on the left.
 
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