8. Remnants of an Old Flour Mill Were Found Under Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
During the early construction phase of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a team of archaeologists was brought in to survey the area. After looking through historical records, including maps and photographs, the team was able to locate a site around Pier 1 that held the remains of the Jewell Milling Company at the intersection of Old Fulton and Furman Streets. The mill, which ground grain into flour and livestock feed, was co-founded by Theodore Jewell in 1855. Along with its remains, archaeologists also uncovered remnants of warehouses and paving stones from the 19th century ferry terminal. To this day, the foundations of the mill are still underground.