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