Monday, July 29, 2013

Old Mill/Our World


 Back side of Balls Mill in the middle of a paint job

I LOVE it when my husband and I are searching for something and something else wonderful pops into view! We were looking for a conservation area (we found it) but on our way we happened upon an old mill in the midst of being renovated.

 Fence behind heritage mill in Baltimore, Ontario


 Front side of mill

In its latter days of operation, this mill was indeed a flour mill.

 Built in 1842

But in it's earliest days it was a carding  (to make yarn) and saw mill.

 The original clapboard, painted white

Apparently the building has also housed a cooper's shop but has also been used for storage.

A peek through one window but mostly reflection

I hope I get to go inside one day to see what's there!

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

37 comments:

Terri said...

What a cool historical building- I would love to see the inside too!

Nancy said...

You really hit upon a jewel with this one...It would be neat to see inside..maybe one day..

Shammickite said...

Is it somewhere near Balls Falls? A place I want to go to one day.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

would love to see this place in person. thanks, for sharing. so cool! have a great week. ( :

see you there! said...

Glad the building is being restored although I do like the look of the old weathered wood. You will show us when you get a peek inside won't you?

Darla

Kerri Farley said...

Oh it's wonderful! Always FUN to explore new places :)

Jill said...

What a treasure! Thanks for sharing it!

Sandra said...

a beautiful old building, this is the kind of building I like to see... and would love to go in it. will it be open to the public? or did someone buy it to live in maybe? the window shot is my favorite today. i like what is sitting in the window to.

Birdman said...

I too love to photograph windows and not just for the reflections they hold.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi What a wonderful find and such great shots you got of it.

Lowell said...

This is wonderful that it wasn't let to go to ruin. Looks like some old bottles and jars in that window. I'll bet it turns out to be an antique shop!

edenhills said...

What a great discovery! It's nice that it's being cared for and restored.

TexWisGirl said...

what a great place!

VioletSky said...

@Shammickite - this is actually near Cobourg. I remember Andy showing a picture of this place and I also thought Ball's Falls - confusing with that 'Hamilton' also there :)
You got some great shots here. Maybe when it is all reno'd you can get inside.

DeniseinVA said...

What a marvelous find, wonderful photos. That fence post with the gate was intriguing. Beautiful old place and a fun one to explore I bet.
I was in Baltimore, Maryland the other week. Interesting to know there is one in Ontario too.

Small City Scenes said...

How neat!! I love old mills. I hope you do get to go inside exploring on day. More photos ya know. MB

RedPat said...

I'm so glad that it is being maintained!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The 'Belle of Baltimore' has had quite a history EG, you certainly did find a treasure for us here!

Lisa Gordon said...

I love when this happens too, and what a find this was.
I absolutely love the photograph of the window. Just perfect!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

It was a serendipitous moment catching the mill … and it is nice to see buildings serving different purposes over the years and maintained rather than being destroyed.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a great old building! It sure has been around a long time and has seen a lot of uses over the decades. I'm glad they keep it in repair. I didn't know there was a Baltimore in Ontario.

Lois Evensen said...

What a cool building! We love finding places like that, too. We have a favorite mill in the Smoky Mountains that we visit every time we are nearby. We always bring home some flour, too.

Revrunner said...

Gee! This must have been the week for old mills and mill houses. I'm glad there are people interested in preserving them. They add a lot of local color to our communities.

eileeninmd said...

Very neat mill and post. I enjoyed the photos, interesting that there is a Baltimore in Ontario. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Let me in, I so want to see the inside!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun to find a place like that!! I love it!! Love your captures and hope you get to go inside sometime and take more! What a terrific post for the day, EG!!

Gary said...

Great to see the renovation!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

Love this series on the old mill.

Indrani said...

That is quite old, it has a nice warm feeling.

George said...

I'm glad to hear that this grand old building is getting a new lease life.

Jack said...

Interesting finds, EG. I particularly like that fence.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love serendipity. Great find.

Stephanie said...

Cool historical site and named Baltimore. Love the shots especially the last one.

Luna Miranda said...

wonderful find...the weathered walls add to its character. but it's great it's being repainted. old mills around here look so different.:p

Marcia said...

Your linky photo caught my eye because I live outside Baltimore, Maryland. Didn't realize there was a Baltimore, Ontario. Think it gets its name from the same Lord Baltimore in England?

Rose said...

I sure hope you do get to get inside...but have loved seeing the outside, too.

Sue said...

That's a really neat old place.

=)

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