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Thomas Shepherd's Grist Mill, High Street, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1265905
Fitz Waterwheel In Downstream Location Showing Elevated Headrace And Endless-wire Power Transmission To Mill

HB1265906
Winter View Of Waterwheel In Downstream Location Showing Elevated Headrace And Endless-wire Power Transmission To Mill Photocopied July 1972 From Photograph Owned By Silas Starry, C

HB1265907
Winter View, Looking South

HB1265908
South Elevation Showing Pressed Metal Siding On Third Floor Addition William E

HB1265909
View Of Fitz Wheel And Surge Tank, Looking West William E

HB1265910
Detail Of Waterwheel Buckets William E

HB1265911
Stone Pier Of Original Waterwheel Installation Downstream From Mill William E

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New Location Of Waterwheel, Looking South (1905) William E

HB1265913
Transmission Gearing From Spur Wheel (right) Used To Increase Revolutions Per Minute William E

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Waterwheel Axle And Hub William E

HB1265915
Waterwheel Hub And Bearing Journal William E

HB1265916
Transmission Gearing Showing Relation To Segment Gear On Waterwheel William E

HB1265917
Main Band Wheel William E

HB1265918
Main Drive Shaft Friction Clutch William E

HB1265919
Stone Burr Mill Probably Used For Grinding Feed

HB1265920
Bevel Gearing And Transmission Shafts For Stone Mill William E


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Item Title


Location
High Street Vicinity, Shepherdstown, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-5
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-8).
Building/structure dates: 1739 initial construction
Significance: An example of an early 18th century grist mill which continued to meet local and regional needs into the 20th century. Modifications of its machinery kept pace with innovations in milling technology until economic factors led to its decline.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FITZ WATERWHEEL IN DOWNSTREAM LOCATION SHOWING ELEVATED HEADRACE AND ENDLESS-WIRE POWER TRANSMISSION TO MILL. LOOKING SOUTH. Photocopied July 1972 from photograph owned by Silas Starry, c. 1735
2. WINTER VIEW OF WATERWHEEL IN DOWNSTREAM LOCATION SHOWING ELEVATED HEADRACE AND ENDLESS-WIRE POWER TRANSMISSION TO MILL Photocopied July 1972 from photograph owned by Silas Starry, c. 1735
3. WINTER VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH. HEADRACE ELEVATED ON TIMBER BENTS. ENDLESS-WIRE POWER TRANSMISSION FROM WHEEL TO MILL. Photocopied July 1972 from postcard, c. 1735
4. SOUTH ELEVATION SHOWING PRESSED METAL SIDING ON THIRD FLOOR ADDITION William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
5. VIEW OF FITZ WHEEL AND SURGE TANK, LOOKING WEST William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
6. DETAIL OF WATERWHEEL BUCKETS William E. Barrett, phtographer, 1973 (copy negative)
7. STONE PIER OF ORIGINAL WATERWHEEL INSTALLATION DOWNSTREAM FROM MILL William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973 (copy negative)
8. NEW LOCATION OF WATERWHEEL, LOOKING SOUTH (1905) William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
9. TRANSMISSION GEARING FROM SPUR WHEEL (right) USED TO INCREASE REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
10. WATERWHEEL AXLE AND HUB William E. Barrett, photogrrapher, 1973
11. WATERWHEEL HUB AND BEARING JOURNAL William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
12. TRANSMISSION GEARING SHOWING RELATION TO SEGMENT GEAR ON WATERWHEEL william E. Barrett, photographer, 1973 (copy negative)
13. MAIN BAND WHEEL William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
14. MAIN DRIVE SHAFT FRICTION CLUTCH William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
15. STONE BURR MILL PROBABLY USED FOR GRINDING FEED. ONLY REMAINING MILL MACHINERY William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
16. BEVEL GEARING AND TRANSMISSION SHAFTS FOR STONE MILL William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973


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