Windmill Buildings (page 3)

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Middlebury, IN
Bloomingdale, IN
The Windmill in Middlebury is installed at Krider's World's Fair Gardens. It is a replica of the one that Krider Nurseries displayed at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

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]

More Indiana Windmills:
Holland Municipal Park (Holland)

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]

Old Dutch Mill
Smith Center, KS
Little Dutch Mill
Griderville, KY
The Old Dutch Mill was built in Reamsville, KS by Charles Schwarz around 1879. It was used to grind corn, wheat and other grain. The blades had sailcloth originally. It was moved here to Wagner Park in Smith Center in 1938. In 1955, the windmill was damaged by a fire and rebuilt. [map]

The Little Dutch Mill functioned as a gas station and restaurant. It was built by at least the early 1950s. I don't believe that there were motel rooms. Another location with the same owner in Glasgow, KY offered gas, food, and lodging. There was a similar main windmill with mini windmill-shaped cabins. There may have been a third location. These photos are from 2007. By 2013, the windmill's blades were gone. For more, see this website. [map]

More Kansas Windmills:
Jacob Friesen Flour Mill (Hillsboro)
The Old Mill (Topeka) [vintage; gone]
Old Dutch Mill (Wamego) [map]

More Kentucky Windmills:
Windmill Gas Station (Frankfort) [vintage; gone]

Aptucxet Windmill
Bourne, MA
Eastham, MA
Windmill Square
Marstons Mills, MA
Windmill Plaza
West Dennis, MA
The Aptucxet Windmill was built in the late 1800s 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]

Windmill House
Buzzards Bay, MA
Christmas Tree Shop
Sagamore, MA
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]

Maine Windmills:
Dutch Treat (Wilton)

Maryland Windmills:
Old Mill Pancake House (now Red Hot & Blue): 1, 2 (Annapolis) [map]

Queen's Inn
Banquet Facility [gone]
Holland, MI
Dutch Treat [gone]
Madison Heights, MI
The Queen's Inn Banquet Facility is located at Nelis' Dutch Village. The building was still there in 2012. It was gone by 2017.

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.

More Michigan Windmills:
patent (Belleville)
Windmill Flower Shop (Grand Rapids) [map]
Windmill Island Park (Holland)
Pine Lake Apartments (Waterford) [map]

Windmill Travel Center
Dexter, MN
The Windmill Travel Center consisted of a restaurant, gas station, and motel. The restaurant and gas station were both closed when I was there in 2008, however, the blades on the windmill were still turning. The motel seemed to be in use as a conference center. The restaurant was originally a Nickerson Farms. Does anyone know when it became the Windmill? [map]

More Minnesota Windmills:
Hollandale [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 and 2. [map]

Miller's Corner
Sidney, MT
Amsterdam Meat Shop
Manhattan, MT
A small windmill stood in front of the Dutch Mill drive-in which opened in the 1940s. It operated at this location which later came to be known as Miller's Corner. The Dutch Mill operated until at least 1979. In 2000, the property was sold and a gas station was built. The windmill was in bad shape by then. This replica was built, in a Danish rather than Dutch style. It was flattened by a car at some point and then rebuilt in 2012. The windmill is 30 feet tall. [map]

The Amsterdam Meat Shop opened in 1949. I don't know when this windmill was built. [map]

North Carolina Windmills:
Dutch Inn (Hendersonville) [gone?]

Minot, ND
Fremont, NE
This Windmill in Minot was built as a functioning windmill in 1928 by Carl Olson and installed in Powers Lake, ND. In the mid-1960s, it was donated and moved to Roosevelt Park in Minot. Later, it was taken down for restoration. A concrete and rock base was built in Scandinavian Heritage Park and the windmill was installed there in 1992. [map]

This Windmill in Fremont was built in 1929 and originally installed in Silver Creek, NE for the Dutch Windmill Cabin Court where it was installed on top of a gas station. The business later became the Dutch Mill Motel. In 1982, the windmill was moved to Fremont where it was used for the Wooden Windmill restaurant which closed in 2022. For more, see this website. [map]

Windmill House [gone]
Barnegat, NJ
This Windmill House was built around 1910. The blades look like they turned at one time. In the past few years, the building has fallen into worse shape. Hardly any trace of the blades remains. In 2014, the building was still standing, bladeless, behind chain link fencing. By 2016, it was gone. For more, see this website.

Nieuw Amsterdam
Village Apartments
South Amboy, NJ
Windmill Restaurant
Long Branch, NJ
Roswell, NM
The Nieuw Amsterdam Village Apartments windmill is probably a recently built structure. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, the windmill had been painted red. By 2019, it was blue. [map]

This Windmill Restaurant opened in 1964 as a hot dog stand with this three-story windmill. There are now seven other locations but this is the only one with a windmill. For more, see this website. [map]

The Windmill in Roswell is a water vending machine. There are at least two of these unnamed machines in town, as well as two Watermill Express machines. For more, see this website.

More New Jersey Windmills:
Dutchland (Elizabeth) [gone]

Towne Crier
Clovis, NM
The Towne Crier building was designed by Henry Sandig in 1970 for the Zuider Zee Seafood Inn. It later housed Red Crow Drive Inn and the Pizza Mill & Sub Factory. The Towne Crier moved here in 1984. There was a record at the center of the windmill blades. The store now focuses on home and car stereos. Around 2022, the sign was replaced with a new sign and the wooden shingles were gone. The windmill blades were covered with signs. [map]

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