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The site operated off and on until April 1993 when it was determined that the wooden waterwheel and attached mechanical components were too deteriorated to run safely. As a result, Peirce Mill ceased operating. Currently, it is estimated that $1,000,000 will be required to rehabilitate and reconstruct the waterwheel and mechanical components necessary to operate the mill. Currently the Friends of Peirce Mill are working with us to raise the needed funds and supply volunteer help to preserve the mill. For more information about the Friends of Peirce Mill and their efforts please visit their web site at http://www.peircemill-friends.org.
Did You Know?
There are three stands of millstones on Peirce Mill. Two of these stands are hard, granitic rock and used to process large grains such as corn. The third stand of millstones in Peirce Mill are called French Buhr stones and made it possible for the mill to produce a purer grade of flour.