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Spokane/Old Flour Mill
Spokane Co. | Washington | USA | 1895
Township: n/a | Watersource: Spokane River.


Spokane/Old Flour Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 08/89

The massive 2-3 foot thick-walled brick mill was not used for flour production until 1903. The entrepreneur had come up short of ready cash. The resultant lawsuit was quite furiously comtested, even becoming international in scope, much remembered in Spokane's legal history.

Spokane/Old Flour Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 08/89

The approximately 50'x90' dimensioned mill originally ran with Spokane River water power, using rollers. Special adaptations of laminated wooden shafts with leather-bound rims transferred the power from the source to the roller mills. The mill produced flour into the 1970's, before closing and remaining idle for a few years.

Spokane/Old Flour Mill
Picture: Roel Gaymans 01/14/06

A $40.00 certificate or share of the Spokane Flour Mill datede November 28, 1923 printed through a Dutch Company. The photo was provided courtesy of Roel Gaymans.

Spokane/Old Flour Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 08/89

In 1974, excitment over Spokane hosting a Worlds Fair brought about a renovation of the mill, which happened to be in the very center of the proposed venue for the fair. It was transitioned into a shopping complex with small shops and eateries, of which it has remained to the present.

Spokane/Old Flour Mill
Picture: Roel Gaymans 01/14/06

Copies of Dutch Milling Certificates provided by Roel Gaymans. Mr. Gaymans had about 13 of these certificates for sale. If interested contact him at r.gaymans@planet.nl . See his add on the discussion board.

"Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."
(Psalm 31:24 KJV)
Directions: On the north bank of the Spokane River near downtown section in area of the 1974 Spokane Worlds Fair.
 
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