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Hulshizer Mill / Bannister Mill
Warren Co. | New Jersey | USA | u/k
Township: Greenwich Twp. | Watersource: Pohatcong Creek.


Hulshizer Mill / Bannister Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/1992

This magnificent 40'X 60'mill constructed of fieldstone/red sandstone,is situated in a pleasant grove of trees along the Pohatcong Creek. The mill is on South Main St. north of NJ 173.

Hulshizer Mill / Bannister Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/1992

The 2.5 story former mill structure, a long-a-go hub of the area, has been converted into a private family dwelling. The residents of the mill truly live "down by the old mill stream".

Hulshizer Mill / Bannister Mill

The mill was built pre-Revolutionary War period, as it was used greatly during this time for flour to supply America's freedomfighters. Harry Bannister and his first wife, actress Ann Harding, converted the mill into a theater and home in the late 1930's and early 1940's. Many screen stars of the time period were invited to private screenings at Bannister's outdoor theater.

Hulshizer Mill / Bannister Mill

One such screening was advertised: HARVEST and THE DESERT RAT staring Frank Farnum. No admission charge, popular prices for food and drink, table service: 25 cents/person, free parking. The mill/home was owned by Ben Romano in 1985. *information gleaned from a book on Greenwich Twp. history published by the Greenwich Township Historical Society*

"But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
(Psalm 13:5&6 NKJV)
Directions: Turn right off Pa 173 onto S. Main St./Bloomsbury-Stewartsville Rd./Cr 637 0.75 miles west of Bloomsbury, N.J. Go 1.5 miles north on S. Main St., about 0.3 miles past the I-78 underpass and Pohatcong Cr. bridge to the mill on right at a sweeping left-hand corner/upgrade.
 
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