Simpsonville Mill, West side of Cedar Lane at Guilford Road, Columbia, Howard County, MD
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West side of Cedar Lane at Guilford Road, Columbia vicinity, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MD-91
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N391).
Significance: Simpsonville Mill is significant as a surviving eighteenth century mill with associated features. The Simpsonville Mill was an important local industry in Howard County, and its history reflects the changing economy of the County. It is unusual in its function as both a textile and a grist mill during the nineteenth century. The mill is also locally significant because of its associations with Owings and Simpson families and its role as the commercial center of the hamlet of Simpsonville.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. MILL, HEADRACE, AND TAILRACE. CONTEXTUAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST.
2. MILL, WHEELPIT WALL, AND WHEELPIT. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
3. MILL, WHEELPIT WALL, AND WHEELPIT. VIEW FROM SOUTH.
4. MILL. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST FACADE.
5. MILL. CONTEXTUAL VIEW FROM NORTH.
6. MILL. DETAIL OF ARCHED SHAFTWAY FROM SOUTHWEST.
7. MILL. INTERIOR VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
8. MILL. DETAIL OF SOUTHWEST DOOR LINTELS FROM EAST.
9. MILL. INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER SHOWING CHIMNEY FLUE.
10. HEADGATE. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
11. HEADRACE AND WHEELPIT WALL. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
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