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Est. 1838

Also known as the Levengood-Wagener Grist Mill, this property and others along the Ironstone Creek in southeastern Berks County, were important suppliers of many staples of late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

THE GOAL

Our goal is to preserve the former Glendale Flour Mills, a grist mill located in Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The mill was built in 1838 and sits along the beautiful Ironstone Creek, just above the confluence with Manatawny Creek. Glendale Flour Mills is just around the corner from the Pine Forge Academy and the Thomas Rutter mansion. The Colebrookdale Railroad runs the length of the mill property, from Ironstone Park, to the trestle at Pennypacker Creek. Our valley has an abundance of history and more information is being harvested every week.

Keeping Our Nose to the Grindstone

Follow along the path to preserving Glendale Flour Mills

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Now THIS is cool...This "Mercantile Appraiser's List" from The Reading Times, May 24, 1890 is a listing of counties and their tax brackets for sales. What's AWESOME is that this list shows our own Samuel Wagner AND Joseph Bailey AND Urias Gresh AND Elias FRITZ AND John Nagle all on one list!! Glendale Flour Mills, The Pine Iron Works mill, Gresh's mill, Fritz's mill and the Nagle mill, all producing at the same time.

Also, help requested here - not sure what "do" and "mds" stand for? Also interesting to note: a huckster in Centreport earned more than a merchant miller! #pineironworks#pineforge #seberkshistory #douglasstownship #boyertown #gristmill #SPOOM
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Now THIS is cool...This Mercantile Appraisers List from The Reading Times, May 24, 1890 is a listing of counties and their tax brackets for sales. Whats AWESOME is that this list shows our own Samuel Wagner AND Joseph Bailey AND Urias Gresh AND Elias FRITZ AND John Nagle all on one list!! Glendale Flour Mills, The Pine Iron Works mill, Greshs mill, Fritzs mill and the Nagle mill, all producing at the same time.

Also, help requested here - not sure what do and mds stand for? Also interesting to note: a huckster in Centreport earned more than a merchant miller! #pineironworks#pineforge #seberkshistory #douglasstownship #boyertown #gristmill #SPOOM

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I have an iron from the ironworks in pine forge I will post a picture of it soon as the cat gets out of my lap

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Here is a WONDERFUL connection to the #PineIronWorks!!!!!! Samuel B. Wagner of Glendale Flour Mills (and a creamery and Fritz's mill AND the Nagle Mill) did, have a connection at the Pine Iron Works!! December 4, 1900 #pineforge #douglasstownship #seberkshistory #berkshistory ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a WONDERFUL connection to the #PineIronWorks!!! Samuel B. Wagner of Glendale Flour Mills (and a creamery and Fritzs mill AND the Nagle Mill) did, have a connection at the Pine Iron Works!! December 4, 1900 #pineforge #douglasstownship #seberkshistory #berkshistory
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