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Historic Resources on Mills and Milling


Colvin Run Mill

Colvin Run Mill, a historic site operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, was restored 1965-1972 and opened to the public in 1972. Constructed in the spirit of Oliver Evans' design, research and further restoration of Colvin Run Mill is ongoing, closely supported by documentary resources in the Park Authority collections.

Images of Colvin Run Mill

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Colvin Run Mill, circa 1890
Colvin Run Mill, circa 1890
Colvin Run Mill, circa 1910
Colvin Run Mill, circa 1910
The 'Old Mill' (Colvin Run Mill), HABS Photograph, 1935
The "Old Mill"
(Colvin Run Mill)
HABS Photograph
1935
Pencil Drawing, Millard Brothers Mill water wheel by Erle Prior, circa 1932
Pencil Drawing, Millard Brothers Mill water wheel by Erle Prior, circa 1932
Postcard of Colvin Run Mill, circa 1910
Postcard of Colvin Run Mill, circa 1910

Mill Furnishings and Milling Equipment

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Millstone, screwjack and bails: interior Colvin Run Mill
Millstone, screwjack and bails: interior Colvin Run Mill
Mill Furnishings and Milling Equipment
 

Colvin Run Manuscript Materials

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Receipt from Samuel Millard, 1912
Receipt from Samuel Millard, 1912
Receipt from Emma Millard, 1905
Receipt from Emma Millard, 1905

Milling Periodicals

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The American Miller magazine, 1915
The American Miller magazine, 1915

Grain and Flour Bags

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Colvin Run Mill flour bag, 1898 - 1918
Colvin Run Mill flour bag, 1898 - 1918
Colvin Run Mill flour bag
Colvin Run Mill flour bag

Millard Family Memorabilia

Millard Family Memorabilia Inventory List

These historic resource materials are available to researchers, historic millwrights and millers. For access to them, please email the Collections Manager or call 703-631-1429.


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