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George Altman Mill (Patterson Mill)

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Patterson Mill
1911–1912. 111 Point St.

This flour mill replaced the original 1885 structure after a fire destroyed it. It is rare to find a flour mill so close to its original condition and so well integrated into its village, and retaining most of its original equipment. The large frame building is three-and-one-half stories, with paired windows on each elevation. Previous mills on the site used hydraulic power from a dam upstream. The Patterson Mill, however, generated its power from a steam engine. Eventually, this engine was replaced by electric motors, which were in use when the mill closed in 1980. The various outbuildings were added in the 1950s.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "George Altman Mill (Patterson Mill)", [Saltsburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 210-210.

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