History of Peirce Mill

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Historic Peirce Mill.

The most successful water-powered gristmill along Rock Creek, Peirce Mill ran commercially from the 1820s until 1897. Restored in the 1930s, 1970s, and the first decade of the 21st Century, the mill today serves as an educational site connecting visitors to Rock Creek Park's rich heritage. For more information on the history of Peirce Mill, click on a link below.

Rock Creek Park's Historic Peirce Mill Recalled to Life, by John DeFerrari.

Peirce Mill Cultural Landscape Report, Volume One, by the National Park Service.

Peirce Mill: A Flourishing Industrial Complex, by the Friends of Peirce Mill.

Last updated: January 15, 2016

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