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LancasterMillingCo / Daisy Mill / Pugh's Mill
Lancaster Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1st mill 1758, 2nd mill 1845, present mill 1889.
Township: West Lampeter Twp. | Watersource: Mill Creek.



LancasterMillingCo / Daisy Mill / Pugh's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/26/1992

This is the 1889 2.5 story frame mill, 60'X 80' with stone first story merchant mill rebuilt by Samuel Pugh. From 1911 to 1980, the mill operated as the Lancaster Milling Company, featuring Daisy Flour from 1919 to 1980.

LancasterMillingCo / Daisy Mill / Pugh's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/26/1992

The sometimes flour, grist, and saw mill was powered by one turbine, with a 50' headrace and a 35' tailrace from a 14' impoundment. Maximum production was recorded as 85 barrels/day.

LancasterMillingCo / Daisy Mill / Pugh's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey winter 2004-05

John Kendrick (Kendig) operated a grist mill on this site as early as 1758. From 1758 through 1824, the mill was owned by a succession of Kenricks (Kendigs). John, John Jr., George, Henry, and George. The 2.5 story merchant mill under operation by Christian & Abraham Herr, burned and was rebuilt of brick by John & F. J. Herr either in 1845 or 1850 and they operated until selling to A. G. Groff in the mid. 1870's.

LancasterMillingCo / Daisy Mill / Pugh's Mill

Adam Groff had owned the mill for 12 years; when in 1889, the mill again burned down. The land and mill site was sold to Samuel Pugh, who built the new frame on stone mill.

LancasterMillingCo / Daisy Mill / Pugh's Mill

The siding of the mill is old German tongue & groove. A European horizontal water wheel is present. The mill was purchased by Jay Evans in 1983; whereupon, he tore down the eight storage silos and restored the mill's interior. The mill was renovated into a candy factory and restaurant, one-third & two-thirds respectively. The restarant fizzled out, because of two well-known local restaurants, so the entire mill was converted to candy production and sales in 1995.

"But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul."
(Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV)
Directions: Located about 2.5 miles south of City center, Lancaster, Pa. onWillow St. Pike/Pa 272/Us 222. Turn right onto Hollinger Road; the mill is on the left about 250' off Willow St Pike.
 
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