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

20308 Trovinger Mill Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742, USA
$40,000

Description

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/

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.

A cedar shake roof was installed in the early 1970’s and is seriously deteriorated.

THIS STRUCTURE HAS NEVER BEEN A RESIDENCE.  Other than a small room in the front of the second level there are no interior walls.  There is no plumbing, no well, no septic.  Public sewer and water is NOT available.

There is a 200A electric service with new box.  A holding tank was approved and installed with the intent to use for septic storage (to be pumped out when filled) but was never used.

Included in the pictures is an August 1965 Survey.  The property is 5.0 acres consisting of two parcels (3.9 acres plus 1.1 acres).

The mill structure fronts on Trovinger Mill Road.  Antietam Creek flows through the property so that the entire 5.0 acres is in a flood zone.

Also included in the pictures is a Parcel Map from the Washington County Maryland real property database.  THE PROPERTY BEING OFFERED IS PARCEL #764.  The Parcel Map did not identify the mill structure – a red rectangle has been added to represent it at its approximate location.

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

PROPERTY IS FOR SALE BY OWNER “AS IS, WHERE IS.”

PHOTO CREDITS FOR THREE EXTERIOR PHOTOS:

FEATURE PICTURE by MarthaWaddell58, South view of Trovinger Mill created 11 December 2018 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trovinger_Mill#/media/File:South_view_of_Trovinger_Mill_on_the_Antietam_Creek_near_Hagerstown,_Maryland.jpg

Picture by Robert T. Kinsey, Trovinger Grist Mill [North view], May 2005 https://millpictures.com/mills.php?millid=968

Google Street View picture, Trovinger Mill [Front view], August 2020 from Google Maps for 20308Trovinger Mill Road, Hagerstown, MD  25420

Detail

  • Property ID
    268282
  • Square Footage
    4800 sqft
  • Lot Size
    5 acres
  • Mill
    Style
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    Year Built
    1771

Updated on January 11, 2021 at 12:14 am

Address

  • Address: 20308 Trovinger Mill Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742, USA
  • City: Hagerstown
  • State/county: Maryland
  • Zip/Postal Code: 21742
  • Country: United States

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