Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Old Mill on Shades Creek

On this site, an early inhabitant of Birmingham once operated a grist mill, in which he would grind farmers' corn into meal. In the mid-1880s, after twenty years of operation, the grist mill ceased to be operational.

Minolta SRT 202, Soligor 35mm f/2.8, Kodak Gold 200
In 1927, the present structure was erected by the founder of Mountain Brook. Although it is not a functional mill, it served as a restaurant for towngoers for more than twenty years.

Minolta SRT 202, Rokkor-PF 55mm f/1.7, Kodak Gold 200
Minolta SRT 202, Vivitar MC 135mm f/2.8, Kodak Gold 200
 Following that, it became a private residence, which function it served for some fifty years.

Canon T2i, Tokina AT-X 12-24mm f/4

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