This is the old mill, built in 1827. I love the red-painted trim around the windows. Kapp's Mill is situated on the Mitchell River and was one of the largest gristmills serving Surry County in North Carolina. It was purchased by John M. Kapp in 1843 and remained in the Kapp family until the mid-1900's. During the 1800's and early 1900's, a combination general store and post office plus a blacksmith shop were located on the property. Employees were paid in Kapp's Mill scrip which was accepted at the general store. The mill closed around 1935 because it was no longer profitable, and the general store has been converted into a residence. source
I wondered if perhaps this building was not the original general store. It looks old enough to have been around at the same time the mill was in operation.
Here's a closer view. Notice the outhouse to the left of the building.
The ducks and geese were out and about that day,
and some late season flowers were still blooming, like these pretty morning glories.
I couldn't identify these yellow flowers; does anyone know what they are?
Here's the dam, which directed the water flow toward the mill wheel.
Love the reflections in the water.
I love these pictures of the geese swimming in a line across the top of the dam.
And back the other way. :-D
On the way home from the mill, we passed this red-roofed farmhouse sitting way off the road, and it honestly reminded me of a painting. The big blue sky, the solitary house with one tall tree beside it, and the field of crops in the foreground made for an interesting picture.
I'm joining the folks at the Mosaic Monday party, hosted by Judith, who blogs at Lavender Cottage. I hope you'll stop by to see lots of great photography on display. :) Thank you for visiting today and have a terrific week!