Abner Cloud House and Mill
The Abner Cloud House is one of the oldest existing structures on the Canal. In 1801 Abner Cloud, Jr., built a random rubble stone house with the help of Italian stonemasons, probably using stone from local quarries. Mr. Cloud also built a mill nearby, further to the west of the house but south of the Chain Bridge. The mill produced locally popular "Evermay" flour when it was in operation in the early 1800's. Only remnants remain of the mill today.
Today, The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter III, shares the house with the Park and conducts interpretive programs. The house is located on the Canal at Canal Road and Reservoir Road N.W., Washington DC, adjacent to Fletcher’s Boat House.
Abner Cloud House Credit: Lucy Uncu
Photo by: Lucy Uncu