Boshell's Mill

N of Townley on AL 124, Townley, Alabama

Photos 

Boshell's Mill, Lost Creek at Alabama Route 124

1. GRIST MILL, HISTORIC VIEW (1973), SOUTHEAST.

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

Boshell's Mill is of local significance in the development of Walker County. It was typical of the small scale industry supporting construction when Townley was a thriving coal mining town around the turn of the century. It also illustrates the transfer of technology, having been equipped with efficient water turbines of advanced design in an isolated rural setting. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER AL-18)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1975
Reference number
75000329
Area of significance
Industry
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1890; 1903
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1

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