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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure…

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I tend to like abandoned structures and also stone walls,  in looking through my photographs I came across not actual stone walls but the stone wall ruins of an abandoned woolen mill in Dingman’s Ferry, PA.

Around 1826 Joseph Brooks, a Welshman who had immigrated to Philadelphia built a woolen mill of stone, 3 1/2 stories high in Dingmans Ferry.  He employed about 80 workers.

His sheep however, were devoured by wolves or died from eating poisonous laurel.  Supplies, operatives and materials such as expensive raw wool, had to be brought in from Philadelphia and the finished products shipped back to Philadelphia by wagons, a trip which took 10 days.  Brooks died in 1832 and the mill was abandoned.  Here are my pictures of the ruins of the mill.

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure…

  1. j’aime bien

  2. Love your pictures. I like old buildings too. I think they have a lot of character.

  3. Lovely – what is it about decay that appeals so to photographers?? I don’t know but we all suffer from the same affliction!

  4. Pingback: Structure: Hook of Holland | What's (in) the picture?

  5. Indeed we do 🙂

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