This watercolor painting of McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge depicts the mill and the covered bridge. Both are in McConnell's Mill State Park in Perry and Slippery Rock Townships, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. There is a lot of recreation in the park and it is a wonderful place to visit. The park features a deep scenic gorge with the restored watermill and a covered bridge at the bottom. The mill was opened as a gristmill on Slippery Rock Creek in 1852 by Daniel Kennedy. It was destroyed by fire in 1868 and was quickly rebuilt. Ownership of the mill was transferred to the park's namesake, Thomas McConnell in 1875. McConnell's Mill was one of the first rolling mills in the country and closed in 1928. The bridge was built in 1874 and is a Howe truss built on stone foundations and supported by steel girders. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The artist use to exhibit his art at an art show in North Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The artist also painted a scene of North Park. Click Gallery. At these shows, he had several requests for a painting of the McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge so he painted one. Notice the details in the mill and bridge - they are spectacular and the fall foliage adds a certain ambience to the painting. This print is available as a open edition.
ORIGINAL FOR SALE - $5,000.00 - Watercolor On Paper
Size - 10" x 14-5/8" - Signed and Dated 2004
(Limited edition series temporarily out-of-stock)
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10-1/2" x 15-5/8" $40.00 each
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