Nassau County Staple Is Finally Getting The Financial Help It Needs, Thanks, In Part, To The Roslyn Landmark Society

ROSLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It took almost 50 years, but residents of one Nassau County town are finally getting their wish.

Grist Mill on Old Northern Boulevard in Roslyn will be getting a makeover.

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The landmark, which dates back to the late 1700s, has gone through many phases as an actual working water mill, grinding grain. Once a tea house and popular tourist attraction, the mill is set to become an educational center, CBS2’s John Dias reported.

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The Grist Mill in Roslyn dates to the late 1700s. (Photo: Roslyn Landmark Society)

The town historian told CBS2 that the Grist Mill restoration has repeatedly been delayed due to a lack of funding and, as a result, the mill, itself, is now dilapidated. However, so far in August $440,000 in grants have been secured by the county and the Roslyn Landmark Society has raised a whopping $1 million from private sources to foot the restoration’s bill.

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The project will take several years to complete, but officials hope to start the process by the fall, Dias reported.