Here one will discover the remains of one of Harry Gholson's Dutch Mill service stations, which used to dot the highways of southern Iowa. The three-story mill structure, once complete with windmill blades, originally housed the facilities for the service station, as well as a small restaurant. There was a roofed service area in front. Eventually the mill was accompanied by 12 tourist cottages. 1 The former station has now been sheathed in aluminum siding and converted into a residence.
H. Roger Grant, “Highway Commercial Architecture: Albia Iowa's ‘Dutch Mill,”’ 1977.