Windmill Buildings (page 4)

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Aptucxet Windmill
Bourne, MA
Eastham, MA
Windmill Square
Marstons Mills, MA
Windmill Plaza
West Dennis, MA
The Aptucxet Windmill was built in the late 1800's and never functioned. It was originally located in Buzzards Bay, MA where it was used as an art studio. I don't know when the windmill was moved here. It is now used as a gift shop. [map]

The Windmill in Eastham is the oldest working windmill on Cape Cod. It was built in Plymouth in 1680 and moved to Truro in 1770. It was moved to Eastham in 1793 and to this location in 1808. This windmill is still occasionally used to grind corn. For more, see this website. [map]

Windmill Square and Windmill Plaza are two strip shopping centers featuring non-functioning windmills. [Marstons Mills map]; [West Dennis map]

Bevo Mill
St. Louis, MO
The Bevo Mill was designed by Klipstein and Rathmann and built in 1917. The building was commissioned by August A. Busch of the Anheuser-Busch family. It was built as a restaurant and continues to operate as such today. The windmill blades still turn. The name Bevo comes from a malt liquor developed by Anheuser-Busch. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Old Windmill Pub
Wheeling, WV
The Old Windmill Pub was originally built as a gas station known as the Windmill Service Station. The building has been vacant for many years. Does anyone know more about it? [map]

Windmill Square
Hayward, WI
I believe the Windmill Square windmill was originally a restaurant. It was later used as a store but, as of 2007, it was vacant. There are other old thatched roof buildings behind it that are used for shops. Does anyone know more about this place? For more, see this website. [map]

Carlsbad-by-the-Sea Resort
Carlsbad, CA

Spike & Rail
Selma, CA
Pea Soup Andersen's
Santa Nella, CA
The Carlsbad-by-the-Sea Resort was originally a Pea Soup Andersen's restaurant. It was built in 1981 as the company's fourth location. It closed in 1986. The property was later acquired by Holiday Inn. Sometime after 2008, it became the Carlsbad-by-the-Sea Resort. The blades on the windmill still turn. For more, see this website. [map]

The Spike & Rail and a Holiday Inn occupy another former Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant. This was the last location built, however, I'm not sure what year that was. The chain was founded in 1924 with the original Buellton, CA restaurant. That location is still open but there is no windmill. A location in Santa Maria opened in 1964 and a location in Salinas opened in 1965. Another location in Mammoth Lakes, CA was built in 1973 and closed around 1981. I'm not sure what became of that building. [map]

The Santa Nella location was built in 1976 and is the only other location still operating. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Shell gas station
Kingsburg, CA
Murphy Windmill
San Francisco, CA
Dutch Windmill
San Francisco, CA
This Shell gas station pays tribute to Kingsburg's Swedish heritage with this giant windmill. Does anyone know how old this building is or if it was used as anything before this? [map]

Both of the windmills in San Francisco are located in Golden Gate Park. Both of them were originally used to pump water for the city. The Murphy Windmill was built in 1908. The Dutch Windmill was built in 1902. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [Murphy Windmill map]; [Dutch Windmill map]

Days Inn
Buellton, CA
Kronborg Inn
Solvang, CA
former Danish Inn
Solvang, CA
Old Mill Loft
Solvang, CA
Hamlet Square
Solvang, CA
This Days Inn was built in 1970 and has always had this windmill. It was featured in the 2004 movie "Sideways." Buellton is less than four miles from Solvang. [map]

Solvang is considered the Danish Capital of America. After Ferd Sorensen built his Danish-style house and windmill in 1945, Solvang began remodeling downtown buildings in the same style. I believe Sorensen designed all of the Solvang windmills shown here.

The Kronborg Inn was built in 1973. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Danish Inn was built in 1963 as a motel and restaurant. It later became the New Danish Inn. It closed around 2006. Since 2010, the building has housed the Solvang Brewing Company. This photo is from 2013. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Old Mill Loft, a clothing store, is housed in the upstairs of this windmill. Other tenants of the building include Tower Pizza and Johnson's Jewel Box. I believe this building is from the late 1950s. It is a replica of the windmill in Copenhagen. This windmill is 65 feet tall. [map]

Hamlet Square windmill was built in 1964. It now houses the Heidelberg Inn Restaurant & Beer Garden. For more, see this website. [map]

Queen's Inn
Banquet Facility
Holland, MI
Windmill House
Buzzards Bay, MA
Christmas Tree Shop
Sagamore, MA
The Queen's Inn Banquet Facility is located at Nelis' Dutch Village. [map]

I assume this Windmill House had blades originally. Does anyone know this history of this building? For more, see this website. [map]

The Christmas Tree Shop features the world's largest thatched roof building and a working windmill. It was built around 1986. [map]

Vermeer Mill
Pella, IA
Marion County State Bank
Pella, IA
Betty's Cafe
Corydon, IA
The Vermeer Mill was built in 2002 as part of the Historical Village. The parts for it came from Holland. It is a functioning windmill and grinds wheat into flour. The flour is used by local businesses. The Vermeer Mill is the tallest working windmill in the United States. [map]

The Marion County State Bank was built around 1970. There is also a Welcome Windmill in Pella. [map]

Betty's Cafe appears to be what's left of a windmill structure. It might have been part of a chain of windmill gas stations that were built in south Iowa. There was one in Albia, IA that is now gone. They were built in the 1920s for Harry Gholson and called "Dutch Service" stations. These stations had restaurants and featured tourist cottages as well. There are no signs of cottages near this building now. [map]

of Commerce
Orange City, IA
Vogel Windmill
Orange City, IA
Telephone Booth
Orange City, IA
Windmill Square Park
Orange City, IA
Orange City was founded in 1870 by Dutch settlers from Pella, IA that were looking for cheaper and better land. The city was originally named Holland. In addition to the annual tulip festival, there are a number of Dutch-style windmills around town.

The Chamber of Commerce windmill was built in 1972 for Northwestern State Bank as a drive-in bank. In 2001, it was adapted for use as the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The building is 52 feet tall, not include the blades. [map]

The Vogel Windmill was built in 1967 by the founder of Diamond Vogel Paints. It features a functioning stone mill used for grinding paint pigments and living quarters. For more, see this website. [map]

There is also a functioning Telephone Booth downtown built in the shape of a windmill. It was built around 1975. [map]

Windmill Square Park contains various styles of Dutch windmill replicas. The six "molens" were built from 1996-2004 by Rod Shea of Middleton, WI. They were donated to Orange City in 2004. [map]

More Windmills:
Van De Kamp's (Arcadia, CA)
Log Cabin Motel (San Leandro, CA) [vintage; gone]
Gledhill Nursery (West Hartford, CT)
Old Dutch Mill (Boynton Beach, FL)
former Doughmonde Bakery (Haines City, FL)
Dutch Mill Motel & Restaurant: 1, 2, 3 (Duluth, GA) [gone]
Hertz (Lawrenceville, GA) [gone]
Fabyan Windmill (Batavia, IL)
Prairie Mills Windmill (Golden, IL)
Dutch Mill Village (Glasgow, KY) [gone]
Jacob Friesen Flour Mill (Hillsboro, KS)
The Old Mill (Topeka, KS) [vintage; gone]
Old Dutch Mill (Wamego, KS)
Windmill Gas Station (Frankfort, KY) [vintage; gone]
Old Mill Pancake House (now Red Hot & Blue): 1, 2 (Annapolis, MD)
Dutch Treat (Wilton, ME)
patent (Belleville, MI)
Windmill Island Park (Holland, MI)
Dutch Inn (Hendersonville, NC) [gone?]
Scandinavian Heritage Park (Minot, ND)
Dutchland (Elizabeth, NJ) [gone]
Windmill House (Bowling Green, OH)
Windmill Ice Cream (Hopewell, PA)
Holland Grist Mill (Milbank, SD)
Windmill Lounge (Beaumont, TX) [vintage; gone]
Dutch Windmill Museum (Nederland, TX)
Jerry's Nursery & Garden Center (Farr West, UT)
replica windmill (Yorktown, VA)
Little Chute Windmill (Little Chute, WI)
Sterling Windmill Service (Parkersburg, WV)
Donut Mill (Red Deer, AB)
Rattlesnake Canyon Amusement Park (Osoyoos, BC)
Moulin Rouge: 1, 2 (Paris, France)
various windmills

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