Water wheel close up of the gristmill showing the detail in the metal wheel in the water and the structure of the gristmill.
This gristmill was once located in Laurel Hill, Virginia. Construction began in 1770 but it was not completed until after the American Revolution. The mill operated until 1958. The mill became decayed over the years and its timbers started to dry rot. It was dismantled and each piece was numbered and then transported it by truck more than 50 miles so that it could be reconstructed here in Charlottesville, VA (Albemarle County). Gristmill is a mill for grinding grain powered by water.
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