Metz Ice Plant

Metz Ice Plant, also known as Jacob Klaer Gristmill and Milford Ice and Refrigeration Company, is a historic ice manufacturing plant located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania. It consists of a late-19th century grist mill converted to an ice manufacturing plant. The oldest section was built in 1869, and is a 1 1/2-story wood frame building with a gambrel roof. Attached to it are two wood frame additions, the first built between 1903 and 1927. Five smaller additions are of concrete block construction and built between 1927 and 1950. Also extant is a penstock that carried water to the plant. The former grist mill was renovated to be an ice plant between 1924 and 1930. It remained in operation into the 1950s.[2]

Metz Ice Plant
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Metz Ice Plant, February 2008
Metz Ice Plant is located in Pennsylvania
Metz Ice Plant
Metz Ice Plant is located in the United States
Metz Ice Plant
LocationHarford St., Milford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°19′2″N 74°47′59″W / 41.31722°N 74.79972°W / 41.31722; -74.79972Coordinates: 41°19′2″N 74°47′59″W / 41.31722°N 74.79972°W / 41.31722; -74.79972
Area9.1 acres (3.7 ha)
Built1869, 1924
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.07001206[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 2007

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Douglas C. McVarish (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Metz Ice Plant" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-02.