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Kistler/Grim/Dietrich Grist Mill
Berks Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Earlier mill, 1750, this mill 1795.
Township: Albany Twp. | Watersource: Stony Run trib. Maiden Creek.


Kistler/Grim/Dietrich Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/24/2011

The southern face of the old mill on Stony Creek. Notice the nicely formed outlet arch and the large corner quoins, especially on the front corner. These quoins really make the corner solid and strong. The huge sliding doors on the side are probably for easy access by farm equipment for storage operations.

Kistler/Grim/Dietrich Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/24/2011

The mill, 40'X 60', sits next to the miller's house with a springhouse between the two. Notice the door on the basement level of the 3.5 story mill providing for convenient access and egress for the miller to his house, especially in inclement weather.

Kistler/Grim/Dietrich Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/24/2011

The mill was in good condition in October 1992, even though it has sat idle for many years. The area between the 1st and 2nd door looked to be in need of some attention. Need some history of the operation.

Kistler/Grim/Dietrich Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/24/2011

The barn on the north side of the millers house. The farm connected with the mill property was still, in 1978, being farmed by the Dietrich family, the mill use primarily as farm storage.GPS: 40' 36.54'N, 75' 50.68'W ele. 446 feet'/136 meters Kutztown Quadrangle

Kistler/Grim/Dietrich Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/26/2005

The mill still resides as a crowning landmark of the gently rolling hills and farmland that is characteristic of Albany Township, Berks County, Pa. The farm connected with the mill property was still, in 1978, being farmed by the Dietrich family, the mill use primarily as farm storage.

"Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth....choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
(Joshua 24:14,15. NKJV)
Directions: From Kutztown, Pa., travel north on Pa 737 for ten miles to village of Stony Run. Turn left on Scout Rd. for 500 ft. then left on Dietrich Rd. and procede for 1.6 miles to junc. 'T' at (SR1018) Klinesville Rd. The mill is very near this junction on the opposite side of the road about 1.5 miles upstream on Stony Run of where Stony Run joins Maiden Cr.


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