February 23, 2012

Old Mill Falling Down

On Water Street in Woodstock, VA

This old building looks like it may fall down the next time the wind blows. I'm calling it a mill in the sense of a factory with certain kinds of equipment. You can see machinery through the places where the walls have fallen away.

Maybe someone can tell me what was manufactured here. The building looks too far gone to be salvaged. It looks forlorn standing there.

Postscript, 4/1/2013: I received an email saying this mill has collapsed. It was called French's Mill. Looking for that name on the web, I see on the Hottel-Keller site that it was built in 1888.


  1. Very nice, I like that house in ruins, I like so poetically reflected over time. Greetings.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Leovi. I found the building to be mysterious. It looked like the equipment inside would still have value but it is so neglected.


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