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F. & H. Benning Company, 1014 Benning Road, Galesville, Anne Arundel County, MD



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Location
1014 Benning Road, Galesville, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-138
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
See HAER No. MD-135, F. & H. Benning Company Oyster Mill for a grinding mill originally owned and used by the F. & H. Benning Company on this site.

Significance: At the beginning of the twentieth century the oyster industry was booming in Maryland with small waterfront communities like Galesville home to various seafood processing companies. The F. & H. Benning Company was one such small company, located in two buildings on the banks of Tenthouse Creek that have not been significantly altered, although most of the machinery has since been removed.

Subjects
Food Industry
Food Processing Plants


Related Names
Benning, Carl
Benning, Frank
Benning, Harry
Evans Company
Mast & Mallet


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
GENERAL VIEW OF FORMER F. & H. BENNING COMPLEX NORTH TOWARDS TENTHOUSE CREEK. THE SHELL MILL WAS LOCATED IN THE BUILDING IN THE FOREGROUND. THE SHUCKING AND PROCESSING WAS DONE IN THE REAR BUILDING. OYSTER BOATS DOCKED WHERE THE CRANES ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED.
ELEVATION OF FORMER SHELL MILL BUILDING AND SHEDS.
DETAIL ELEVATION OF FORMER SHELL MILL BUILDING.
NORTH ELEVATION OF OYSTER SHUCKING BUILDING. SHUCKING TOOK PLACE AT FRONT OF BUILDING WHERE WINDOWS ARE LOCATED.
BOILER, LOCATED IN BACK ROOM OF OYSTER SHUCKING BUILDING. STEAM WAS USED IN OYSTER PROCESSING, FOR EXAMPLE IN STERILIZING EQUIPMENT.


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