In partnership with the Village of Roslyn and Nassau County, the Roslyn Landmark Society launched a new campaign in 2016 to raise funds and seek grants to restore the historic grist mill. As of June 2018, about $1.5 million is secured for the restoration project, including raising the building to street level, stabilizing it, and restoring the exterior. As of November 2018, the project is moving forward with some preparation work, such as asbestos abatement, at the interior. Stay tuned!

Landmark Grist Mill Set To Get Needed Restoration
Follow the above link to a recent CBSNewYork television report.

Roslyn Grist Mill, pictured above in 2015.

c. 1720
Village of Roslyn, Nassau County

A rare surviving early-18th-century industrial building, featuring unique Dutch framing methods. Owned by Nassau County, the Roslyn Grist Mill has stood vacant and deteriorating since the 1970s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, community members and local preservation groups have struggled to restore the structure for over a decade. Numerous false starts and a lack of clear planning for the building’s reuse delayed restoration efforts. Located in the center of the village at the head of the harbor, the Roslyn Grist Mill is ready to become the keystone for a downtown and waterfront revitalization initiative. Community support is necessary to strengthen the partnership between the County, Town of North Hempstead, Village of Roslyn, and Roslyn Landmark Society to establish a viable new use for the structure.

Click HERE to explore a remarkable archive at The Library of Congress containing photos and documentation of the Roslyn Grist Mill compiled in 1933 by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the United States Federal Government’s oldest preservation program.

Roslyn Grist Mill, pictured above in 1897. Image courtesy of Howard Kroplick, Town of North Hempstead Historian.
Roslyn Grist Mill, pictured ca. 1925. Image courtesy of Howard Kroplick, Town of North Hempstead Historian.
Roslyn Grist Mill, view from Old Northern Blvd, pictured above in 2015.
Roslyn Grist Mill, view south from NY-25A viaduct, pictured above in 2016.