Grundy Mill Complex

The Grundy Mills Complex or Bristol Worsted Mills in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania includes 13 textile mill buildings built from 1876–1930, by the William H. Grundy Co. It operated as a worsted mill until 1946 and still is used for industrial operations.

Grundy Mill Complex
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Grundy Mill, November 2010
Grundy Mill Complex is located in Pennsylvania
Grundy Mill Complex
Grundy Mill Complex is located in the United States
Grundy Mill Complex
LocationW corner of Jefferson Ave. and Canal St., Bristol, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°6′15″N 74°51′8″W / 40.10417°N 74.85222°W / 40.10417; -74.85222Coordinates: 40°6′15″N 74°51′8″W / 40.10417°N 74.85222°W / 40.10417; -74.85222
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
ArchitectJ. Linden Heacock, Oscar Hokansen
NRHP reference No.86000013[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 9, 1986

The 1911 clock tower is 168 feet (51 m) tall. Other buildings range from 1 to 7 stories tall. The larger buildings, built from 1900–1915, include the warehouse, the powerhouse, and the clock tower, are monumental in scale and can be seen from well outside the town. Over 850 workers were employed in the plant in 1920 when it was the largest employer in Bucks County.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

The Grundy Mill Clock Tower was the subject of a 2017 painting by Jean-Marc Dubus. Jean-Marc, an immigrant from Nice, France, and current resident of Langhorne, PA, chose to paint the tower for its architecture and grandeur, standing watch over Bristol Borough. The painting is on display at the Centre for the Arts in Bristol, PA, and was recently highlighted by Bob Kelly on FOX News 29 and Instagram.

Grundy Mill Complex Clock Tower Painting


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Grundy Mill Complex". Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. National Park Service. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2012-10-17. Note: This includes Katheryn Ann Auerbach and Jeffery L. Marshall (1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Jefferson Avenue School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07.