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Private Sale, 23 acres

09.20.1853 American Republican
Private Sale
THE subscriber offers at Private Sale this MILL
property, situate in the township of Tredyffrin,
county of Chester, consisting of a Stone MERCHANT
and GRIST MILL, 52 by 41 feet, 3 stories high, built
of the very best materials, and in the most substantial
manner, which two water wheels and three run of
French Burrs, all nearly new, together with the necessary
machinery, completely arranged for doing merchant
and country work, without interfering with each
other. The dam is large, substantially built, and close
to the mill, thereby obviating the disadvantage and
expense attending upon a head race - the stream is
the Great Valley creek, which affords an ample supply
of water at all seasons, and is less affected by
drought, or ice, than any stream in the county. The
MILL is doing a good country business, and has always
commanded a large share of the wheat produced in
Chester Valley and surrounding districts. There are
TWENTY THREE ACRES of land, divided into
convenient fields, all under a very high state of cultivation.
The DWELLING is built of stone;
it is commodious, and finished in the best
manner, together with an out-kitchen, wood
house, smoke house, cistern and bath house,
all conveniently arranged - a well of excellent water
with pump therein, near the door, and a never failing
spring, with house over it, convenient thereto - A large
stone Barn, wagon house, carriage house, and coopershop,
all in good repair; an excellent apple orchard,
also a variety of other fruit trees, shade trees, and
shrubbery. This property is handsomely situated
within half a mile of the Chester Valley Rail Road,
(which is nearly completed,), 2 1/2 miles from the Columbia
Rail Road at Paoli, and about the same distance
from the Reading Rail Road, and Schuylkill Navigation,
at Valley Forge, and is well worthy the attention
of the businessman or capitalist, who may be desiring
a Country Residence; as the MILL alone will always
nett [sic] a good interest for the investment. It will be
sold on accommodating terms, if applied for soon, and
if not disposed of before the1st of December next it
will be rented for a term o years. Any peson wishing
to view the property, wil please call upon the
subscriber, living thereon. SAMUEL BEAVER, Jr.
Chester Valley Mill, Sept. 20, 1853 - 4t

See the David Meredith for the deed history of Chesterbrook Mill. Samuel Beaver posted numerous advertisements trying to selling the mill, 9/30/1845, 10/19/1847, 9/29/1853, 10/10/1854, 11/7/1854, and 11/12/1854 (notice of sale). He eventually sold it to Lewis Worrall on 3/27/1855 (deed X5-426).

Found by Herb Fry. Digitized by Heidi Sproat 6/5/2022.

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