Old Mill House in Mountain Brook

This grist mill, known as the Old Mill or Old Mill House, was built in 1927 during the formation of the Mountain Brook community in Jefferson County. It is a replica of Perryman's Mill, which opened in the area around 1870 and closed in 1887. The replica was built to promote a "rustic" image of the new planned community in the hopes of attracting residents seeking to escape the bustle of nearby Birmingham.

Courtesy of the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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