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Loudoun Valley Milling Company

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1905. Depot St. at the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Trail

This large mill structure was clad with pressed metal to “fireproof” it from the sparks of passing railroad locomotives. The steam-powered operation was located in the center of what was Purcellville's agricultural service and industrial district. The adjoining depot, warehouse, and shop buildings reflect the prosperity of Purcellville during its sixty-four-year railroad era.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Loudoun Valley Milling Company", [Leesburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 108-108.

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