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List of windmills in Illinois

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
Smock 1867[17] Closed to the public
Fort de Chartres Lalande Mill 1731[18]
Franklin Grove Lahman Mill Smock 1874[19] Demolished 1900[19]
Fulton De Immigrant
Smock 2000[20] Open and operational
Geneva Fabyan Mill
Smock 1915[21] Tallest windmill in Illinois, open and operational.[21]
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Mill Burnt down prior to 1855.[22]
Golden Prairie Mills
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
Smock 1872 Closed, awaiting restoration
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. 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. 
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