Then And Now…Saddle Rock Grist Mill

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    Post card view of the
    grist mill on Udall’s pond, before 1907.

    The Saddle Rock Grist Mill, located on Grist Mill Lane in Great Neck, is a popular destination for residents who are looking to take an out door walk while observing some local history. The mill overlooks Little Neck Bay and is surrounded by some beautiful nature. Saddle Rock Grist Mill is one of few remaining tidal mills left in the country.
    According to the Great Neck Library website, “the first known record of this mill is 1702 when it was operated by Henry Allen.” The mill was originally used to grind grain and corn.

    Current view of the grist mill on Udall’s pond.
    (Photos by Alex Nunez)

    The mill remained in the hands of the original owners and their families until 1950. According to the Nassau County website, “the mill was left by a descendant of the property owners (the Udalls) to give to the Nassau County Historical Society and was subsequently given to the County in 1955.”

    Post card view of the Saddle Rock Grist Mill, postmarked 1912.
    Current image of the Saddle Rock Grist Mill, located on Grist Mill Lane.

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