- Standard View
The 2.5 story frame mill has a gable roof and a limestone foundation/day light basement that is partially open in back. The frame flume is in good shape as is the steel overshot wheel, having been restored by Spoom member Glen Hofecker prior to 1989 as a water-powered woodworking shop for the building of fine grandfather clocks and other fine furniture pieces.
The flume supplying water to the mill from Holman Creek.
Check this website for a more detailed history of the mill and its preservation. http://home.comcast.net/~ZirkleMill/History.htm
The story is prevalent, that a few years ago, the mill was about to be sold to and relocated to Maryland, but the locals got upset, persauded someone, perhaps the Gov. of Virginia to declare it a historical building; thereby, somehow preventing the sale.
The mill has been improved some in the last several years-the mid 2010's. Robert T. Kinsey 05/05/2005.
The sign erected by the Virginia Department of Resources in 2007 tells a brief history of the mill.GPS: 38D 42.83'N, 78D 43.33'W ele 1,056'/322 meters New Market Quadrangle
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