Ben Thresher's Mill, State Aid No. 1, Barnet, Caledonia County, VT
Significance: Alexander Jack built the mill as a Dye & Print Works in 1872. J. Loren Judkins established a Wagon Shop in 1893 and added the Blacksmith Shop c. 1895. The timber frame and plank dam is intact. The 1911 Rodney Hunt horizontal turbine still powers wood & metal working machinery. A Boomer & Boschert hydraulic cider press installed c. 1915, is still in place. Ben Thresher began working in 1941 and acquired the mill in 1947.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-1, FN-2
Survey number: HAER VT-10
Building/structure dates: 1872 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1915 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1888 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1911 Subsequent Work