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November 24, 2014

Driving Around Belvidere . . . and beyond

Twin Mills of Belvidere, New Jersey

Driving Around Belvidere, New Jersey


Last week I showed you the town square of Belvidere, New Jersey, including the Shoe Tree Oak.

This week I'm showing off some interesting buildings that we discovered in Belvidere as we drove around the town.

First up are The Twin Mills of Belvidere: The Major Robert Hoops and the Red Frame Mill. 

 

The Robert Hoops Mill was built in 1790 by Hoops for felt but later converted to a gristmill. 

 

The Red Frame Mill was also a gristmill, but owned by someone else.

As a Belvidere, NJ website says:

For many years in the 1900's, the mill and the adjacent Red Frame Mill were both operating simultaneously and independently of each other as feed mills. 


I love the little matching mailbox in front, to the left of the window. 

 

At least that's what I think it is. 

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Robert Hoops Mill, Belvidere, New Jersey


Red Frame Mill, Belvidere, New Jersey


The town clock: 


Town clock of Belvidere, New Jersey


Hotel Belvidere was established in 1831: 


Hotel Belvidere


We then drove down Water Street and ended up on the Riverton-Belvidere Bridge, driving over the Delaware River. 

 

These last few photos were taken from inside the car.

Riverton-Belvidere Bridge


Riverton-Belvidere Bridge


Riverton, Pennsylvania (Lower Bethel Township)


We found ourselves in Riverton, Pennsylvania, a part of Lower Bethel Township, Pennsylvania.

 

It looked like an interesting town to explore one day, but it was getting late and we drove back to New Jersey, admiring the Delaware River as we drove over it.



The Delaware River


Also read my post on Searching For History In Belvidere.

 

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Driving Around Belvidere . . . and beyond

November 24, 2014

November 04, 2014

Cooper Gristmill | Chester, New Jersey

Cooper Gristmill
The back of the Cooper Gristmill

Cooper Gristmill

 

Nathan Cooper built the Cooper Gristmill in 1826 in lovely and historic Chester, New Jersey. 


Cooper Gristmill
The front of the Cooper Gristmill

Cooper Gristmill
Closeup of the Cooper Gristmill

Cooper Gristmill
The Cooper Gristmill, built in 1826

Harnessing water from the Black River that flows behind the mill, 2000 pound millstones turn grain into flour.


The Black River
Harnessing waterpower from the Black River

The Black River
The Black River supplies the power

This is the only water-powered gristmill in the state that still produces flour.

The waterwheel that provides the power weighs 6 tons.


Waterwheel
The waterwheel weighs 6 tons  
Waterwheel
Water is making the wheel turn


 You can also read about another New Jersey gristmill at Historic Red Mill Museum Village at Clinton.  

 

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Cooper Gristmill | Chester, New Jersey

November 04, 2014

November 26, 2013

Historic Red Mill Museum Village | Clinton, New Jersey

The Red Mill Museum Shop

Red Mill Museum Village


Historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton includes several different buildings that hold historic interest. 

 

The mill was used to make many things over the years, including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

Historic Red Mill Village
Historic Red Mill Village


The Blacksmith: 

 The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith
The Blacksmith

The General Store and Post Office:


The General Store and Post Office
The General Store and Post Office

Read more of my posts about the Red Mill and the Schoolhouse.

 

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read this page.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 

Historic Red Mill Museum Village | Clinton, New Jersey

November 26, 2013

November 19, 2013

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum | Clinton, New Jersey

Schoolhouse


Red Mill Schoolhouse

 

Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. 

 

There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 

 

This schoolhouse was not original to this site. According to the website:

In 1974, the circa 1860 Bunker Hill Schoolhouse was moved to the Museum grounds from a site near Sky Manor Airport in Franklin Township. Former Curator Claire Young remembers that moving the school house took several days even though it was only five miles away. She followed behind the building picking up pieces of the siding that fell in the road, to replace later. Some of those boards had the school children’s initials carved in them from long ago. 


Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

There is a sign in the schoolhouse called "Rules for Teachers 1862"

 Rules for Teachers sign at The Red Mill



If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, click here.

 

You may also read my post about The Historic Red Mill.  

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum | Clinton, New Jersey

November 19, 2013

November 12, 2013

The Historic Red Mill | Clinton, New Jersey

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey


The Red Mill in Clinton, New Jersey

 

This may be the most photographed building in New Jersey. 

 

The little town of Clinton in beautiful Hunterdon County is the home of The Red Mill, a very important building in its day.

 

The mill was used to make many things over the years; including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

 

These photos show the outside of the mill, and the last photo shows the powerful wheel from the inside.

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey




You may also read about The Schoolhouse At The Red Mill Museum and the Historic Red Mill Museum Village.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

The Historic Red Mill | Clinton, New Jersey

November 12, 2013