Enfield Falls Mill

Architectural History Minute

Enfield Falls Mill (Robert Treman State Park)

Built: 1839, Designed: Unknown

“A fine example of an early industrial structure”…. the 2 1/2-story gristmill was built in 1838–1839 by Jared Treman, Robert’s grandfather”…. “it contains some original milling machinery. At one time it was part of the prosperous Enfield Falls hamlet, which included a shingle factory upstream and several other mills, a tannery, a blacksmith shop, a few nearby houses, and a hotel that was built in the 1830s and for more than seventy years served as a center for active tourism”… “Two buildings survive from this “agricultural service hamlet,” the Old Mill and the Miller’s Cottage. Both Greek Revival structures were built about 1839. The mill…. is open to the public and is a museum of milling technology, revealing how flour was produced in this mill and the role the mill played in the surrounding agricultural community. There is an exhibit room on the first floor telling the story of the CCC camp that was in the upper park during the Great Depression. And there are exhibits about the archeological work going on in the upper park since the 1990s.”

Read the rest of the story here: http://friendsoftreman.wordpress.com/, http://www.tompkins-co.org/historian/brochures/Enfield.pdf

Images courtesy Google image search and http://nyfalls.com/waterfalls/robert-treman-state-park/,


Andrew Petruzzelli

HOLT Architects, P.C.
217 N. Aurora St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
phone 607 273-7600 Ext. 151
fax 607 273-0475

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