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Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Salt Lake Co. | Utah | USA | 1877
Township: n/a | Watersource: The N.Jordan Canal fed by the Jordan River.



Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

The current Gardner Village complex incorporating the original 1877 mill buildings built by Archibald Gardner.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

The front of the old mill complex as it faces W.7800 South St/Sh 48.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Historic photo in the mill

Photo of the old 1877 mill without additions in the main entrance to the Country Furniture & Gifts store operating in the main old mill structure. Gardner, a native of Scotland, built a saw mill and then a grist mill on the west side of the Jordan River in 1850. The mill was rebuilt in 1853; then again in 1877, the present mill was was built on the site after the 1853 mill was moved to Mill Creek. Archie built his first mill at age 17, built two in Canada and about 32 other mills in Utah. He had 11 wives, 48 children, and eventually the family resulted in 270 grandchildren.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

A replica of the old water wheel that used to power the mill before the turbine was installed.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

A view inside the Country Furniture & Gifts store showing the still in place line shafts and pulleys that were used in the old milling operations.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

The North Jordan Canal flowing away from the Jordan River and away from the closed gates to the mill.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

Four millstones encased in a monument to early milling in the Salt Lake Basin & to Archibald Gardner's mill in particular. The stones are two sets, the pairs opposite each other.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

The miller's House, built by Archibald Gardner for one of his eleven wives. It is now a scrapbooking supplies store in the complex. About a dozen building have been moved in or created to make the comlex look as it may have looked in the late 1800's. All the buildings are either craft stores or food/restaurants.

Gardner Mill / West Jordan Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/21/2006

The west end of the mill near the canal and millrace. The round concrete silo is now Archibald's Restaurant on at least two levels.

"Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine."
(Proverbs 3:9 & 10 NKJV)
Directions: The mill is located at 1100 West St (4000' east of SH 68) and 7800 South St/Sh 48 at the N. Jordan Canal. South of I-215 and east of I-15.
 
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