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City Stone Mill (Painter-Bernatz Mill)

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Painter-Bernatz Mill
1851–1853. Southeast corner of N. Mill and Heivly streets
  • City Stone Mill (Painter-Bernatz Mill) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

A classic four-story mill building, this structure has two lower floors of limestone rubble construction and two wood-frame upper floors sheathed in drop siding. The mill continued to utilize water power up through 1947. The building has been restored to its 1900–1914 period of use, and it is a part of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "City Stone Mill (Painter-Bernatz Mill)", [Decorah, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 377-377.

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