Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Summerfield Mill

Do you know where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken?

The historic mill shown in this photograph used to stand somewhere in the greater Parkville-Overlea area.

Do you know where?

The photograph, which was taken in the 1870's, was downloaded from Google Labs' Field Trip app.

According to the description attached to the photograph, the mill was known as either Mitchell Mill or Summerfield Mill and it began operating in the early 1820's.

Ultimately, it burned down in the early 1900's.

So, take a guess — do you know your local history? If not, just admire a very cool photograph from the early days of Parkville-Overlea.

Patricia Novak December 13, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Was this on summerfield farm?
ELpH's Mom December 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM
It reminds me of the house in the hill on Cub Hill Road just before Cromwell Bridge Road.
Scott December 14, 2012 at 12:59 AM
That was I thinking. The White House there now is built into the big rock behind it
PTAmom December 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I love these old pictures. Is this as you are going up Harford Road, before Long Green?


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