Then & Now, Lynchburg, Virginia.
Graves Mill hasn't always been a road in Lynchburg. The old mill was
built in 1774. The mill burned to the ground in July of 1967. For 10 years
now a member of the Graves family has been working to rebuild it and turn
the site into a tourist attraction. Paul G. Graves actually wants to make
the grain mill fully operational again.
Paul Graves the mill owner says,"I'm 81 and I hate to think I'm going
to leave this earth with this place in worse shape than when it was willed
The Lynchburg Planning Commission has okayed a plan to rebuild the mill
and locate an antique store and specialty shops on the site. A cottage (Rosedale)
on the property is the oldest known structure in Lynchburg (still standing
on its original foundation) and is listed on the National Register of Historic
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