Trovinger Mill (Rohrer’s Mill), Built 1771 — RESTORATION PROJECT

$ 40,000
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Contact nameCheryl Anderson
Contact phone304-229-0010
Year built1771
TypeResidential
StatusProject - needs work
Lot Area5 acres

Description

Owners: Richard & Cheryl Anderson .

Property Address: 20308 Trovinger Mill Road, Hagerstown, MD 25420
Lattitude, Longitude: 39.652546 N, 77.665088 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Inventory # 75000925 – Added 1975
At NationalRegisterOfHistoricPlaces.com – see second page of Washington County historic places listed in alphabetical order.
https://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/md/washington/state2.html

MARYLAND HISTORIC TRUST Inventory # WA-I-071
At MHT.Maryland.gov – see two items:
A description of Trovinger Mill and it’s significance along with November 1973 picture.
https://mht.maryland.gov/nr/NRDetail.aspx?NRID=282&FROM=NRMapWA.aspx
A 22 page document that includes the initial application for the National Register along with history, diagrams, and historic pictures of Trovinger Mill.
https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/PDF/NR_PDFs/NR-280.pdf

WASHINGTON COUNTY MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST, 90 – Trovinger Mill, 1771, east of Hagerstown, MD
At WashingtonCountyHistoricalTrust.org – see historical article appeared in the Herald-Mail Sunday, April 6, 1997.
http://washingtoncountyhistoricaltrust.org/90-trovinger-mill-1771-east-of-hagerstown-md/

DESCRIPTION:
Trovinger Mill is located on 5.0 acres along Trovinger Mill Road, about one mile north of Maryland Route 64 and three mile east of Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland. It is situated along the east bank of the Antietam Creek with its east gable facing the road. At the peak of the east gable is a date stone marked “1771” with the initials “J. R.” for the original miller, Jacob Rohrer. The Rohrer family kept the mill until 1818, and after changing hands several times it was purchased by Joseph Trovinger in 1875. The mill is a three-story structure constructed of roughly coursed fieldstone, 30 feet wide and 80 feet long with the mill race running underneath stone arches about midway along its broad side. The original undershot wheel was later replaced with a turbine in the 1840’s. The turbine is still there.

This structure is salvageable for someone who has resources and an interest in saving a historic structure.

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