Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sepia Scenes #32

I've created a new badge for the participants of Sepia Scenes. Feel free to copy and paste it to your blog when you post for our meme.



This is an old Grist Mill (c.1730) in Roslyn, New York. I love the detail of the old lock.

It was built sometime before the mid-18th century and is one of the few surviving Dutch colonial commercial frame buildings in the U.S. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, it is currently being restored for use as a museum.

The two-and-a-half story rectangular mill is 50½ feet (15 m) long by 25 feet (8 m) wide. The original timber framing, which uses a series of transverse post and beam bents connected by sills and wall plates, differing from the traditional European grid pattern, is now covered in weatherboard. A one-and-a-half-story wing is located to the west, above the race. A mill pond, incorporated into the Roslyn Village Historic District unlike the actual mill itself, is to the north, its outlet eventually feeding into Long Island Sound.

The ground floor has, in the past, been dropped about 12 feet (4 m) below street level, due to the effect of tides and renovations on its footings. A hook-and-pulley double plank door is located in the center of the attic. Windows are irregularly located since many have been either added over time or boarded over. Some of the original milling equipment, mainly gears was still located inside as of 1986.


Mojo said...

I love old mills like this (as evidenced by my many shots of Yates Mill). Nice detail work on the working apparatus too!

I'm guessing Mr. Linky is giving you the same fits he's giving everyone else, eh?

No problem... we can cope. My offering this week is...
Sepia Scenes #32: English Garden

Donna Williams said...

These old buildings are wonderful. I especially like the closeup of the fittings.

My sepia scene can be found here:


The Explorer said...

Hi, I am back again.

Here's my entry for this week

Trunk and Branch

Greyscale Territory said...

Love old shapes and textures like this! Beautiful!

Here is my post for this week.

Closed Eyes

Patti said...

I came back to sepiaworld, Mary! I was gone too long.

This old mill has an interesting story. It would be fun to visit when it is a museum. Thanks for sharing.

I like the rose tint you have on the photo. Pretty!

Patti said...

P.S. Here is my post:

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a gorgeous mill! They are becoming few and far between here and not many even work as a mill any more. I liked the closeups as well.

My choice this week for a Sepia Scene is Lilac Time

"Blossom" said...

Beautiful; we leave near an old mill and this reminds me of it.

Terri said...

Fabulous photos, Mary. I love old buildings.

Mr. Linky is awol. My sepia contribution is here. Fun on the midway.

Annie said...

I love the lock you have shown here. And the history and links to follow are right up my alley. Lots to explore today. Happy Wednesday.


Ralph said...

Nice old mill, with its weathered siding and wide-plank flooring. The classic become moreso in the delightful sepia! It's nice to see an old building preserved on the very developed Long Island...

Russ said...

Very nice detail shots!

Here's mine: Barn

Mo said...

I love old buildings like this. Love the detail you captured in the closeup.
The badge that I created for Sepia Scenes is Mabry Mill, a grist mill in Virginia along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Today, I sepiazed some Wren's Nest things - the outside of my shop, the plaque on the outside of the building, and a promo giveaway bird house at It's A Blog Eat Blog World (and let me know what you think of my new template!).

There's also a shot of Jazper the shop kitty inside The Wren's Nest over at Purrchance To DreamOh - I don't know if you follow Mr. Linky on Twitter or not, but Mr. Linky has advised all of us with linky html script in our blogs to temporarily remove it from our templates. So for now, we need to leave links in comments.
The script for people who don't know how to leave a link in a blog comment is over at Manic Monday.

kden said...

Fabulous shots. I always injoy your history lessons too.

Mine is here:

Photo Cache said...

We don't have mills out here in the bay, but I would love to see some.

My entry is here:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's wonderful that this old building is being restored and not allowed to deteriorate. And to transform it into a museum is perfect.

My Sepia Scene:

Jennifer said...

I love the little bits of green in the first picture.

My sepia scenes is:
Letter H

sunnymama said...

What a wonderful old building and perfect for sepia.

My sepia scene is here:
Sunnyboy's first birthday

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful sepia photo, Mary!

My photo is up on Bluff Area Daily

alphawoman said...

I wish I could figure out how to post bigger pictures!!

This is mine for the week!

Anonymous said...

The old mills fit the sepia tone very well.
Almost on the same wavelength as you this week. I've got old horse carriage :P

Mine is @ Napaboaniya APAD

Jientje said...

Perfect for Sepia, I just love old mills!
Mine is up now too, it's here:

hip chick said...

These are great pictures. I love the way old wood looks.

kaye said...

I love the old mill and the fact that you isolated the lock

is Mr. Linky feeling poorly today?

Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window views Thanks!

JunieRose2005 said...

Interesting pics, Mary!

I have my post up now!


Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Great photos! They look really great in sepia. You can see my sepia post at my place, Sherrie's Stuff. Have a great day!!


Jacob said...

Living in Florida where many buildings last about 20 years and then are torn down, I have a great affection for these older structures.

I love your sepia blog, too...sepia can be so effective for shots like these!

The lock is magnificent!

Thanks for your many kind comments on our blogs, Mary!

Life in a Snapshot said...

I also love the details of the old lock, Teacher Mary.

my entry is up. :-)

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