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F. & H. Benning Company Oyster Mill, 14430 Solomons Island Road (moved from 1014 Benning Road, Galesville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), Solomons, Calvert County, MD

F. & H. Benning Company Oyster Mill, 14430 Solomons Island Road (moved from 1014 Benning Road, Galesville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), Solomons, Calvert County, MD

 
 
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Summary

For additional information on the F. & H. Benning Company, see HAER No. MD-138.
Significance: The F. & H. Benning Company is a remnant of the once vital and significant Chesapeake Bay oyster industry. The F. & H. Benning Company, along with many other Maryland oyster companies, found lucrative methods of dealing with their industry's largest byproduct, the oyster shells. By using grinding mills already available for grinding hard materials like bone, oyster companies could crush oyster shells for such uses as chick grit and agricultural fertilizer.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1135
Survey number: HAER MD-135
Building/structure dates: 1884 Initial Construction

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1969 - 1980
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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Wilson, Frank
Wilson Brothers
Wilson, John L
Wilson, James E
Kensett, Thomas
Daggett, Ezra
Appert, Nicolas
F. & H. Benning Company
Gruendler Patent Crushing and Pulverizer Company
A. J. Sackett
Raymond Brothers Impact Pulverizer Company
Williams Patent Crusher and Pulverizer Company
Sturtevant Mill Company
Radcliffe, Lewis
Croteau, Todd, project manager
Dodds, Richard, sponsor
Calvert Marine Museum, sponsor
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