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GEISINGER'S "RED MILL" EXTERIOR

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ROOF, EXTERIOR SIDING, WINDOWS, AND DOORS

A slate roof, using slate that was abundant in the area was installed. Bangor Pa, about 10 miles distant from the mill site was the slate capitol of the world in the 1860's. Exterior plank siding was put up, then the windows and doors put in place. The mill was painted red, and came to be known locally as the "RED MILL". This is what Geisinger's "RED MILL" looked like when it was a new building. There were no signs of a chimney or fireplace in the stone ruins nor any smoke pipes visible in any existing photos. Since the weather is usually very cold in northeast Pennsylvania, the mill was probably only used in the warm months.

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