|Gerritsen Mill restoration
in Brooklyn, "...one of the earliest buildings on the
Eastern Seaboard was erected by the Gerritson Clan between 1670 and 1686
... the plant produced flour for Washington's army ... operated into the
1890s ... [when it burned down in 1935 and it] was being restored by the Parks
Department ... and plans for a total restoration as a working mill museum by
architects Aymar Embury II
and H.B. Guillan had just been
- Thomas J. Campanella, Brooklyn: The Once and Future City,
Princeton University Press (2019).
- 249-Year-Old Mill to be
Restored, Brooklyn Times Union, 16 August 1934, p.5:
"Suggested reconditioning of the old Gerrittsen tidewater mill in Marine
Park has been approved by the Park Department and the work of restoring the
structure to its original condition will start immediately under plans
prepared by Aymar Embury, Park Department architect.
- City to Restore Flour Mill
Used by Washington's Army, New York Daily News, 17 August 1934,
p.340. The photo shows that the restoration was well underway by August.
Fiery End of Gerritsen's Mill, Gravesend Gazette, 4 September 2015.