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Autumn Ruins

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Size: 18" x 30"

Oil painting on hand-stretched Frederix Ultrasmooth  canvas on standard 3/4" thick stretcher bars, professionally famed

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Our ever expanding civilization bulldozes and builds, but the moment that we neglect to maintain what we have created, nature takes it back. As I hike wilderness trails I occasionally come upon ruins like this which I find fascinating, both in their history and in their disintegration.

A bit of historical background of Savage Mill:

In 1820, the Williams brothers founded a textile mill on the banks of the Little Patuxent River just north of Laurel, Maryland. Funding for the mill was provided by William Savage,a friend of theirs, who both the mill and the surrounding mill town was named after.

Savage Mill primarily produced cotton canvas from 1822 to 1947 from raw cotton delivered by train across the river over the now historic Bollman Bridge. Canvas woven at the mill was used for making sails for clipper ships sailing out of Baltimore Harbor along with tents and cannon covers during the Civil War. From 1890-1900, canvas from Savage Mill was used for painted backdrops for Hollywood's first silent movies and later for canvas cots, truck covers and transport bags used by soldiers in both WWI and WWII.

After the mill closed in 1947, it was remodeled as a Christmas Display Village where they manufactured Christmas ornaments and had a one ring circus with a miniature B&O Railroad train to bring in visitors.

In 1950, the Winer family bought the old mill and in 1974 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985 after another major renovation, Savage Mill became what it is today, 175,000 square feet of specialty shops, antiques, art studios and restaurants making it one of Howard County's most interesting tourist destinations.

Autumn Ruins

Ruins of the Boiler House at the old textile mill are eagerly reclaimed by the surrounding forest.

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Our ever expanding civilization bulldozes and builds, but the moment that we neglect to maintain what we have created, nature takes it back. As I hike wilderness trails I occasionally come upon ruins like this which I find fascinating, both in their history and in their disintegration.

A bit of historical background of Savage Mill:

In 1820, the Williams brothers founded a textile mill on the banks of the Little Patuxent River just north of Laurel, Maryland. Funding for the mill was provided by William Savage,a friend of theirs, who both the mill and the surrounding mill town was named after.

Savage Mill primarily produced cotton canvas from 1822 to 1947 from raw cotton delivered by train across the river over the now historic Bollman Bridge. Canvas woven at the mill was used for making sails for clipper ships sailing out of Baltimore Harbor along with tents and cannon covers during the Civil War. From 1890-1900, canvas from Savage Mill was used for painted backdrops for Hollywood's first silent movies and later for canvas cots, truck covers and transport bags used by soldiers in both WWI and WWII.

After the mill closed in 1947, it was remodeled as a Christmas Display Village where they manufactured Christmas ornaments and had a one ring circus with a miniature B&O Railroad train to bring in visitors.

In 1950, the Winer family bought the old mill and in 1974 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985 after another major renovation, Savage Mill became what it is today, 175,000 square feet of specialty shops, antiques, art studios and restaurants making it one of Howard County's most interesting tourist destinations.

"Autumn Ruins" Original 30" x 18" oil on canvas, framed

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"Surround yourself with the signs and sounds of places and people you enjoy and make you smile" - Roxana Sinex

Autumn Ruins

AutumnRuins1, 1/29/09, 3:03 PM, 8C, 7980x7452 (0+2868), 100%, Custom, 1/40 s, R48.7, G4.2, B19.9

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