Ellicott's Mills Historic District

  • Also Known As: Oella also Ellicott City

  • Address: MD 144
  • Vicinity: S of Patapsco River Bridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1772/00/00 Joseph E Ellicott (miller) Architect Andrew, John and Joseph Ellicott (3 brothers) establish the Ellicott Flour Mill on the Patapsco River (razed), a portion of the old mill is located in the power house at the southern end of the Wilkins-Rogers Company flour plant
1789/00/00 Oliver Evans Inventor Ellicotts are among the first merchant millers in the country to adopt the Oliver Evans patented system of mill automation. Invention of the Automatic Flour Mill
1798/00/00 George Ellicott Home George Ellicott House is built opposite the mill (the granite residence was moved from its original location to the E side of MD 144).
1830/00/00 Ellicott's replace their first mill with a new mill in 1809, then again with the Patapsco Mill c 1830s
1830/05/24 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co Owner The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opens a line from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. It is the first common carrier railroad to go into service in America. Birth of the American Railroads
1859/00/00 The Alhambra is built in an Italianate style house built for Jonathan Ellicott, two-story frame house on the brow of a hill overlooking the flour mill. Ellicott, a grandson of Andrew Ellicott who co-founded the mills, died before he could move.

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Particulars for Ellicott's Mills Historic District:
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Industry
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 76000980
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Ellicott Bros.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Industry
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: c 1775, 1837, 1868
Associated People: Ellicott,John,et al.
Historic Function: Domestic, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Manufacturing facility
Current Function: Domestic, Industry, processing, extraction
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Manufacturing facility

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