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Rome Mill, “The Mill, Seed of Abraham” Messianic Congregation

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1771. 890 Rothsville Rd. and PA 772, 1.7 miles southeast of Lititz
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Scattered through the region are remarkable clusters of buildings such as this. A waterpowered mill was built here to serve the original Lititz community in 1756. It burned in 1775 and was replaced with this handsome stone mill with simple shed dormers like those of Ephrata Cloister (LA34) and the chevron-planked door similar to examples near Schaefferstown in Lebanon County. The complex also includes a half-timber frame granary infilled with brick nogging, a log house, and a magnificent Georgian mansion, presumably the miller's house.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Rome Mill, “The Mill, Seed of Abraham” Messianic Congregation", [Lititz, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 326-326.

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