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John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1760
Township: Marlborough Twp. | Watersource: Perkiomen Creek.


John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller

A 3 story brick and frame mill on a stone foundation. Built in 1760, it was early known on as 'Jacob Graeff's Mill on the Perkiomen'. The mill has a hip roof with a cupola on the east end. The catshead is on a dormer, the uppermost of 4 doors. The bottom door in the stone basement is offset from the other three and the second door has been bricked in.

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller

The photo shows the mill after a disasterous fire in the early 1990's in which an elderly man died from smoke inhalation. The mill had been converted into a dwelling a few years prior to the fire. *Update: The fire occurred in October 1993. Edward Swade 03/14/2007*

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Glenn Curry 04/19/2009

A view of the mill from the Perkiomen Trail/Old route 29 coming from the six or seven stone arched bridge over the Perkiomen Creek. Walk across to the village of Perkiomenville.

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Jen Bandura 04/19/2009

Detailed view of stone foundation with basement door and cast iron window grates.

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Glenn Curry 04/19/2009

Powered gate mechanism for controlling the amount of water allowable into the headrace.

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Glenn Curry 04/19/2009

Old rusted turbine pulled from beneath the inlet. The turbine used to supply power to the mill.

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Jen Bandura 04/19/2009

A section of wall showing recessed door casing and ornate window grate.

John Nyce / Jacob Graeff's Mill
Picture: Jen Bandura 04/19/2009

View of the mill, little restored from 1999 fire. The six or seven arch stone bridge acroess the Perkiomen Creek. Walk across to the town of Perkiomenville.

"Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."
(James 4:10 NKJV)
Directions: On Pa 29 (Gravel Pike) about halfway between Green Lane and Perkiomenville along the Perkiomen Creek.
 
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