Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1771/00/00 George Washington Owner Gristmill is built for George Washington.
1791/00/00 Oliver Evans Work Oliver Evans' two brothers install an Evans system to automate Washington's gristmill, fall of 1791 Invention of the Automatic Flour Mill
1796/10/00 James Anderson, from Inverkeithing, Scotland, becomes farm manager for George Washington. Soon he suggest to Washington that the retired President should go into the whiskey-making business. Whiskey
1798/04/00 Built next to his gristmill on Dogue Creek, about two miles from the mansion, George Washington's distillery is operational by the spring of 1798.
1798/06/00 Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz Visitor Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, notes that Washington's distillery produces "the most delicate and the most succulent feed for pigs.... They are so excessively bulky that they can hardly drag their big bellies on the ground."
1799/12/00 George Washington Owner Washington's distillery produces nearly 11,000 gallons of whiskey. Valued at over $7,500, he sold it to over 80 customers. Whiskey will prove to be Washington's most profitable business venture. Apple, peach and persimmon brandies were also made. Rye Whiskey
1850/00/00 Washington's gristmill is demolished.
1932/00/00 R E Burson Architect George Washington's gristmill is reconstructed.

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Current use Distillery

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Particulars for George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Distillery
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Building Type Gristmill
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Criteria Information Potential
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Disposition Reconstructed Property
Cultural Affiliation Scottish American

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 8th August 2003

Registry Name: Washington's, George, Distillery and Gristmill
Registry Address: 5512 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Registry Number: 03000739
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Burson, R.E.
Architectural Style: Colonial revival
Area in Acres: 6
Contributing Buildings: 2
Non-Contributing Buildings: 3
Contributing Sites: 4
Contributing Structures: 2
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination, Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Historic and non-aboriginal, Entertainment-recreation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Reconstructed property
Significant Year: 1770, 1797, 1808
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Museum
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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