List of windmills in Illinois Article

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This is a list of traditional windmills in the American state of Illinois.

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Addison Heidemann Mill
Old Mill
Smock 1868 [1] Burnt down 1958 [1]
Barrington Siedhoff Mill
Old Dutch Mill
Barrington Roller Flour Mill
1867 [2] Burnt down 5 August 1884 [2]
Beecher Depner Mill [3]
Bensenville Franzen Mill
Old Flax Mill
1850 [4]
Benson Schmidt Brothers Mill
Benson Mill
Smock 1872 [5]
Bishop Hill Jansonnist Mill 1848 [6]
Bloomingdale Holstein Mill Smock 1872 [7] Wrecked by tornado 1899, later demolished. [7]
Bloomington Gridley & Covel Mill [8]
Broadview Jung Mill Smock 1884 [9] Standing 1884 [9]
Burnt Prairie Clark Mill 1837 [10] Standing 1837 [10]
Chicago Blooker Mill, World's Columbian Exhibition Smock 1893 [11]
Chicago Derelict mill, Worlds Columbian Exhibition Smock 1893 Exhibited with an Aermotor windpump erected on top [11]
Chicago Old Dutch Mill, Century of Progress Exhibition Tower 1933 [12] 1934 [12]
Chicago Mates Mill, Haymarket Moved at unknown date to Milwaukee Avenue. [13]
Chicago Gray Mill, Milwaukee Ave Demolished 1910. [13]
Chicago Vanden Berg Mill [14]
Chicago McKay Mill 1851 [15] Standing 1851. [15]
Des Plaines Jefferson Mill 1841 [16]
Elmhurst Fischer Mill
Old Dutch Mill
Mount Emblem Cemetery Mill
Ehlers' Mill
41°55′46″N 87°55′24″W / 41.92944°N 87.92333°W / 41.92944; -87.92333
Smock 1867 [17] Closed to the public FISCHER034.jpg
Fort de Chartres Lalande Mill 1731 [18]
Franklin Grove Lahman Mill Smock 1874 [19] Demolished 1900 [19]
Fulton De Immigrant
41°52′2″N 90°10′7″W / 41.86722°N 90.16861°W / 41.86722; -90.16861
Smock 2000 [20] Open and operational Deimmigrantfulton.jpg
Geneva Fabyan Mill
41°52′17″N 88°18′21″W / 41.87139°N 88.30583°W / 41.87139; -88.30583
Smock 1915 [21] Tallest windmill in Illinois, open and operational. [21] Fabyan Windmill-3.JPG
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Mill Burnt down prior to 1855. [22]
Golden Prairie Mills
40°6′22.2″N 91°0′56″W / 40.106167°N 91.01556°W / 40.106167; -91.01556
Smock 1873 [23] Open and operational
Golden Franzen's Old Mill Smock 1854 [24] Demolished 1934 [24]
Golden Gronewold Mill 1865 [25]
Gridley Franzen Brothers Mill 1872 [26]
Hampshire Rinn Mill
Holland Mill
Smock 1875 [27] 1883 [27]
Industry Swearingen Windmill 1927-1930? [28] Never functional. Built as restaurant attraction in the late 1920s. Still standing.
Kaskasia Jesuit Mill 1711 [29]
Kentucky Milburn Mill Wrecked by a storm prior to 1789 [30]
Lake Zurich Lake Zurich Mill 1850s [31] Demolished in 1858 [31]
Matteson Matteson Mill Smock 1870s [32]
Monee Schroeder Mill
Monee Mill
Smock Standing in 1910 [33]
Nebraska Township Sauer Mill 1869 [26] Moved to Gridley 1872 [26]
Palatine Jahnke Mill 1879 [34] Standing in 1894 [34]
Peoria Du Sable Mill 1691 [35] Standing in 1773 [35]
Peoria Maillet Mill 1778 [36]
Peotone Peotone Mill
41°19′55″N 87°47′49″W / 41.33194°N 87.79694°W / 41.33194; -87.79694
Smock 1872 Closed, awaiting restoration PEOTONE013.jpg
Polo Brand Mill 1850s [37] Damaged by a tornado, date unknown [37]
St Joseph St Joseph Mill [38]
Schiller Park Brockman Mill
Des Plaines Mill
Park Ridge Mill
Old Dutch Mill
Smock 1870 [39] Demolished 1920s [39]
Somonauk Somonauk Mill [40] Smock
Tinley Park Bartels Mill
Old Mill
New Bremen Mill
Smock 1873 [41] Demolished 1911 [41]
Urbana Phillipe Mill [42]
Winnetka Old Mill Farm Mill [43] Smock
York Township Smock 1875 [21] Dismantled 1914, re-erected at Geneva 1915 [21]
Unknown location Smock [44]

Notes

Known building dates are in bold text. Non-bold text denotes first recorded date. Iron windpumps are outside the scope of this list unless listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References

  1. ^ a b "Heidemann Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Siedhoff Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Depner Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Franzen Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Schmidt Brothers Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Jansonnist Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Holstein Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  8. ^ "Gridley & Covel Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Jung Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  10. ^ a b "Clark Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  11. ^ a b "Windmills at the Columbian Exposition of 1893". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  12. ^ a b "Windmill at the Century of Progress Fair of 1934". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  13. ^ a b "Gray Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  14. ^ "Vanden Berg Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  15. ^ a b "McKay Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  16. ^ "Jefferson Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  17. ^ "Fischer Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  18. ^ "Lalande Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  19. ^ a b "Lahman Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  20. ^ "De Immigrant Windmill". City of Fulton, Illinois. Archived from the original on 27 May 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  21. ^ a b c d "Fabyan Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  22. ^ "(Unnamed Windmill)". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  23. ^ "The Prairie Mills Windmill". Golden Historical Society. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  24. ^ a b "Custom Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  25. ^ "Gronewold Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  26. ^ a b c "Franzen Brothers Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  27. ^ a b "Rinn Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  28. ^ "Swearingen Windmill, Industry, Illinois".
  29. ^ "Jesuit Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  30. ^ "Milburn Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  31. ^ a b "(Unnamed Windmill)". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  32. ^ "(Unnamed Windmill)". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  33. ^ "Schroeder Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  34. ^ a b "Jahnke Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  35. ^ a b "Du Sable Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  36. ^ "Maillet Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  37. ^ a b "Brand Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  38. ^ "(Unnamed Windmill)". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  39. ^ a b "Brockman Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  40. ^ "(Unnamed Windmill)". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  41. ^ a b "Bartels Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  42. ^ "Phillipe Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  43. ^ "Old Mill Farm Windmill". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  44. ^ "(Unnamed Windmill)". Illinois Windmills. Retrieved 20 July 2009.