Windmill Buildings (page 2)

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Lamar, CO
Dutch Mill
Mobile Home Park [gone]
Aurora, CO
The Windmill in Lamar was built in the early 1930s in the backyard of the Wilson family. The plans that were used to build it and the ironwork that runs the wheel were imported from Holland. Originally, the roof was painted red and the wheel was green. In 2005, the windmill was moved to the lawn of the Prowers County Courthouse. [map]

The windmill in Aurora was built around 1920 for the Dutch Mill Cottage Court. The windmill structure was surrounded by a group of 13 cottages which were rented out to tourists and workers at the Fitzsimons Army Hospital. Later, the windmill was later used as the Dutch Mill Tobacco Shop. In recent years, it was used as the office for the Dutch Mill Mobile Home Park. In 2010, this windmill was demolished. For more, see this website.

former Dutch Mill Restaurant and Drive-Inn
Hayden, CO
2012: 2023:
The Dutch Mill Restaurant and Drive-Inn was built in the 1970s. In 1979, the building housed Speedy and Marie's Mexican Food. It housed GG's Coffee Shop from 2007-2010. The building was still vacant in 2012. In 2018, the building was renovated as a residence. The drive-in canopy attached to the right side of the building was removed then. For more, see this website. [map]

former Doughmonde Bakery
Haines City, FL
Old Dutch Mill
Boynton Beach, FL
Watermill Express
Plant City, FL
Watermill Express
Houston, TX
Helen, GA
The windmill building in Haines City was built for the Doughmonde Bakery which opened in 2005. The business closed in 2009. The building has housed Stefanni Events since 2015. [map]

The Old Dutch Mill restaurant and bar was built in 1939. The blades were blown off in a hurricane in 1947 and never replaced. I believe it closed in 1974 and housed many other restaurants after that. The building is vacant now. For more, see this website. [map]

These Watermill Express water vending machines are distributed nationwide. The first one was built in 1984 in Brighton, CO. For more, see this website.

The Windmill in Helen is part of the Heidi Motel. [map]

More Georgia:
Dutch Mill Motel & Restaurant: 1, 2, 3 (Duluth) [gone]
Hertz (Lawrenceville) [gone]

Danish Windmill
Elk Horn, IA
NW Iowa Auto Center [gone]
Le Mars, IA
The Danish Windmill was built in 1848 in Norre Snede, Denmark. The 60-foot-tall windmill was brought here in 1976. Elk Horn has one of the largest concentrations of Danes in the U.S. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The NW Iowa Auto Center building was constructed around 1930 as a gas station with a rooftop windmill. Only a bit of the blades remained when this photo was taken in 2009. Prior to the repair shop, the building was home to Jimbo's Bait and Tackle. The windmill was still there in 2012 but gone by 2016.

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. This building now houses La Bota Mexican Restaurant. [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]

De Immigrant Windmill
Fulton, IL
Pioneer Motel
Lansing, IL
The De Immigrant Windmill in Fulton was built from 1999-2001. The windmill was built in the Netherlands and assembled on this hill next to the Mississippi River. It is fully functional. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pioneer Motel features a big windmill over the office. Until the late 1960s, it was known as the Dutch Mill Motel. These photos are from 2007. By 2013, the windmill had been painted green. [map]

Dutch Mill [gone]
Greenville, IL
former windmill
Moline, IL
The Dutch Mill originally operated as a cafe. It now houses a bar. This photo is from 2005. The windmill was still there in 2008. By 2015, the bar was still there but the windmill was gone.

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 2023. Does anyone know what business was here originally? [map]

Old Dutch Mill Tourist Camp
Industry, IL
The Old Dutch Mill Tourist Camp was established in 1927. This windmill served as a gas and service station office. There was also a restaurant, cabins, and, evidently, a teepee. It was donated to the city of Industry around 2005. These photos are from 2009. In 2013, the City received a $10,000 donation to restore the windmill. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Flower Barn & Gifts [gone]
Elk Grove Village, IL
Irish Mill Inn
Mundelein, IL
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. In 2017, the store closed but the windmill was still there. It was gone by 2018.

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

The Mill
Lincoln, IL
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. In 2017, after nearly 10 years of restoration work, it reopened as the Mill Museum, a local history and Route 66 museum. For more, see this website. [map]

More Illinois:
Fabyan Windmill (Batavia)
Prairie Mills Windmill (Golden)

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