Thomasville-area’s Biesecker’s Mill: ‘It’s a unique property, but evidently it’s so unique that no bank will touch it’
Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Addition to New Oxford’s square/Street art going unnoticed?
Biesecker’s Mill is one of the most architecturally interesting mills standing in York County, Pa., today. An adaptive reuse plan to convert this Thomasville-area building into apartments is in limbo, though. ‘It’s a unique property, but evidently it’s so unique that no bank will touch it. So we’re kind of stuck here,’ owner Eric Bickleman told the York Daily Record. The rangy, pre-Civil War mill measures in at 17,000-square-feet. So with its future unclear (a GoFundMe site is set up), we’ll look at its past. The book ‘Millers’ Tales’ gives these facts about the mill. Products made there in its milling days: White Lily and White Swan flour, Yorko Dog Food, Golden Corn mill. Types of milling done there: grist, saw and distillery. The Biesecker in the name comes from one of its owners, John Biesecker. Also of interest: Where does York County’s Biesecker Mill get its name?
Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .
New Oxford’s already scenic square – the grassy area that you drive around on your way to and from Gettysburg – will receive a nice edition: 1880s replica urns.
The Evening Sun in Hanover reports that the two urns, made by Penn Mar Castings in Hanover, came from a mold of an urn that greeted travelers in the 1880s.
York at its best? Someone on Twitter replied ‘uh, no.’ What do you think? (Please comment below).
— Mark Walters (@walt_walters) August 25, 2015
History Mystery I: When you bring up street or industrial art on the YDR’s Facebook page or my own Facebook page, people don’t really engage much. Do we just walk past these artpieces and not notice? (Please comment below).
History Mystery II: Why was John Adams in York, Pa.? Feel free to comment!