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Robertson Flour Mill

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1873, Enos Hotchkiss. West of Saguache County 46 (Baxter Rd.), .5 mile south of Saguache County Z (Denver Ave.) (NR)

Abandoned since 1925, this is one of few remaining water-powered gristmills in Colorado. The three-story, hand-hewn log structure is nearly 30 feet square and covered with vertical board-and-batten siding that uses wooden pins and square nails. Towers in the gable roof provided room for the machinery, whose wooden components were replaced by a roller system in 1886, when George Robertson purchased the mill. The south end had a water wheel, now dismantied, and the two-story north end had a loading dock. The mill house was made by combining two older cabins with a covered breezeway. The mill, on private, fenced property in a willow grove, is only partially visible from the road to the north.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Robertson Flour Mill", [Saguache, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 439-440.

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