After several years of trying to redevelop the Stone Mill ourselves, AARCH decided in 2019 to sell the property to a new owner who would restore and rehabilitate this 11,000 square foot property on the banks of the Ausable River. We sold the property, along with our Main Street office building, in early 2022.
From about 1864 to 1923 the Stone Mill was part of the Ausable Horse Nail Company’s extensive water-powered, manufacturing complex, which made horse shoe nails and horse shoe nail making machinery.
Adjacent to the Stone Mill property, AARCH is also working to create a new public waterfront park in cooperation with the Town of Ausable. It is our hope that the revitalization of the Stone Mill and the creation of the park will transform the center of Keeseville and add significantly to the village’s attractiveness as a place to live, work, and visit.