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Easton Roller Mill

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1870s–1890s. Southwest side of West Run Rd. (Monongalia County 119/17), .1 mile southeast of the intersection with U.S. 119, 1 mile west of the intersection of 119 with Interstate 79 at Exit 7. Northeast of Morgantown
  • Easton Roller Mill
  • Easton Roller Mill
  • Easton Roller Mill
  • Easton Roller Mill

Appearing like something Currier and Ives might have depicted, this late-nineteenth-century mill is clad in board-and-batten siding, painted red. The trim is painted white. Inside is a veritable maze of belts, pulleys, and other assorted mill equipment that defies logic for the neophyte but obviously made sense to the miller. The operation, apparently steampowered (rather than water-powered) from its inception, is a beautifully preserved example of state-of-the art technology of a century ago. The Monongalia County Historical Society acquired the property in the 1970s and maintains it as a museum.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Easton Roller Mill", [Morgantown, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-ML18.

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