Windmill Buildings (page 2)

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Hutchinson, KS
The Windmill in Hutchinson was originally located at the entrance of a bar known as the Dutch Mill. When a new bar building was constructed next door, this building was used as a liquor store. In the late 1970s or early 1980s, the windmill was moved a couple of miles to where it is now. I'm told that it was still used as a liquor store at that point. Liberty Liquor is located next door but this windmill structure did not appear to be in use when I took these photos in 2010. Since 2011, the building has housed Cilla's Windmill Salon. [map]

Dutch Treat [gone]
Madison Heights, MI
Tulipomania European Flower Market
Milwaukee, WI
The Dutch Treat was built as an ice cream stand. When these photos were taken in 2005, the building was vacant. It was still empty in 2006 and the blades were gone. By 2012, the building had been demolished.

The Tulipomania European Flower Market has occupied this windmill building since around 1999. It was built in the 1920s or 1930s by A.K. Eierman, a Dutch immigrant. I don't know what the building housed originally but, in recent years, it has been used as a real estate office, law office, and a candy shop. The blades spin and the dome revolves with the wind. The back part of the building is used as a residence. For more, see this website. [map]

Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe
Tomahawk, WI
former windmill
Moline, IL
The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe was built as a Sinclair gas station in the mid-1940s. The gas station didn't last long and the building was used as a burger joint. In the 1950s, it was known as Mrs. Magnus's Dutch Mill which sold candy and gifts. The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe opened in the early 1990s. For more, see this website. [map]

The former windmill building most recently housed Quad City Enterprises, a used car dealer. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. It was still vacant in 2016. Does anyone know what business was here originally? [map]

Flower Barn & Gifts
Elk Grove Village, IL
Irish Mill Inn
Mundelein, IL
GG's Coffee Shop
Hayden, CO
Berthold's Flower Barn & Gifts was established in 1934. The blades on the windmill originally turned when the store was open. In the 1990s, the windmill became overgrown with ivy. It has been restored and repainted since then. This photo is from 2012. [map]

The Irish Mill Inn was built in 1930 as the Dutch Mill. Sometime after 1972, the name was changed to the Irish Mill. [map]

GG's Coffee Shop opened in 2007 and closed in 2010. The building was still vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. The windmill was built in the 1970s for the Dutch Mill "hamburger joint." There is a drive-in canopy on the side of the building. [map]

Bloomingdale, IN
former Faith Dairy
Tacoma, WA
Windmill Espresso
Sultan, WA
The Windmill in Bloomingdale is located near the former Jungle Park Speedway which operated from 1926 until 1960. This building was constructed in 1926 and was used as a restaurant and Sinclair gas station. The building looks like it has been vacant for many years now. For more, see this website. [map]

The blades on the former Faith Dairy windmill still turn. Since 2015, the building has housed the WE Escape Drive-in. [map]

Windmill Espresso has been here since at least 2007. The blades were not turning when this photo was taken in 2016. [map]

The Windmill
Wenatchee, WA
The Windmill restaurant was built in 1931. There have been several additions to the building. The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Carey, OH
This Windmill has been around since at least the 1940s. It was originally known as the Dutch Mill Truck Stop. The building was used as a restaurant and there were Texaco pumps in front. The building is apparently now used as a residence. For more, see this website. [map]

Dutch Mill
Middle Point, OH
The Dutch Mill was built in the 1920s. It offered gas, food, and lodging. In later years, the windmill building was used as a bar. The building was being restored in 2009 when these photos were taken. For more, see this website. [map]

Cedar Grove, WI
Baldwin, WI
The Mill
Lincoln, IL
The Windmill in Cedar Grove was built in 1968 as a tribute to Dutch settlers in the area. It is located in Windmill Park. Although the windmill was never functional, the blades do spin. [map]

The Windmill in Baldwin is located in Windmill Park. It was built in 1987 and is used as the park's office and an information center. [map]

The Mill opened in 1929 as the Blue Mill restaurant with a Dutch theme. The building was originally painted blue and the blades on the windmill turned. In 1945, a bar and dance hall were added and the building was painted red. The Mill closed in 1996 and remained vacant until it was nearly demolished in 2006. After nearly 10 years of restoration work, it is expected to open as a local history and Route 66 museum in 2017. For more, see this website. [map]

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