The oldest woolen mill in Bedford County and one of the oldest west of the Susquehanna River was built c. 1805 by Jacob Lutz. It operated first as the Lutz Woolen Factory, and then as the Juniata Woolen Mill until 1910. Using the waterpower of Cove Creek, the mill complex employed twenty people in the early nineteenth century. A wooden addition to the east elevation was washed away in the flood of 1936 and never replaced. The complex includes Newry Manor, a house of three distinct building eras: a log portion (1780) moved and rebuilt on this site in 1950, a stone section (1803), and a brick portion with central hall and two stories (1858). In 1950, a well-proportioned two-by-two-bay museum of tan concrete block was built northeast of the house, partially on the foundation of the 1780 log house and reusing the chimneys and fireplaces of that structure.
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Newry Mill, Manor, and Lutz Museum
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