Historic Nolt’s Mill is passed to it’s next adventure

For more than 60 years Nolt’s Mill was a landmark in bird-in-hand Pa. Built in 1770 according to the plaque on the front of the Mill which reads “Built by James Gibbons & Deborah in the year 1770”.

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Today, after 243 years, it passed to new owners.

Here is the quote from Jim N, the owner after purchase from his father Clarence N.

“Good Morning to You All,

Thought we would give you the good news first – Mill settlement took place yesterday morning in York at 10:30 and the mill is now owned by John Stevens and Sara Gilligan. Both are artist from Shrewsberry in York County. This is not the first building they have renovated and we feel they will do a great job in preserving the history of the mill.

Now for the bad news – Mill settlement took place yesterday morning in York at 10:30 and the mill is now owned by John Stevens and Sara Gilligan.”

The newspaper article in the Lancaster New Era is found at “Art gallery plan for Nolt’s Mill,

I assembled a few photos I have from near the end of the time of the life of the Mill.

I spent a lot of hours in that mill including nights to 2AM putting wheat in the grain elevators, but nothing compares to the number of hours the Nolts spent in the Mill.

 

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One Response to “Historic Nolt’s Mill is passed to it’s next adventure”

  1. David Says:

    Tom, This is very nice. I enjoyed the pictures, especially the youthful Tom with Grandpa. I didn’t know that you digitized old pictures too. There are lots of good memories at this old mill.

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