Built on a mill site established in 1780, this two-and-a-half-story weatherboarded timber-frame mill building has an overshot metal waterwheel. The three-level interior is dominated by flour-processing belt-driven machinery—roller mills, wheat scourers, wooden elevators, and level bolters/sifters manufactured in Salem, Virginia. The mill also includes wheelshaft-driven burr stones and a meal bin for production and collection of coarser-ground corn. Like most rural merchant mills of this period, Tingler's Mill is utilitarian in appearance, with cornice returns at the gabled ends as its principal decoration. Thanks to an influx of outdoor recreation seekers, the mill and the small Paint Bank community have been smartly refurbished.
You are here
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.