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Grinnell Mill

Welcome to the www.grinnellmill.org page of the Miami Township website.

We invite you to click on the subjects above for information concerning what has happened to the mill, a brief history of the mill, and a photo narrative of what the mill was like when we acquired ownership of the mill and a 90 year lease of it's property from Antioch University in January of 2004. We welcome any comments, questions or input regarding the mill. Please direct any e-mail communication to: trustees@miamitownship.net Some of the major projects involved with the restoration have been: All repairs to the two-foot thick limestone foundation were completed. The basement floor has been lowered more than a foot and refinished with contoured cement and a floor drain. As a sidenote; a fully intact millstone was found buried in the dirt of the basement and is now on display. The entire building interior has been cleaned of all non-original wood, nails, fixtures and wire. There have been two new main interior beam supports installed in the basement. A source of custom cut white oak wood for the structural repair was been located in Indiana. The mill has been lifted from the foundation and four 37 foot 8"X12" foundation timbers have been replaced. The mill has been leveled by raising the rear portion by 5 inches. Deteriorated portions of the four 12"X12" corner posts have been replaced in lengths from 12 to 20 feet. New, custom steel repair "boots" have been installed and secured on all 16 vertical wood posts. All the rotted 12 foot 8"X10" crossbeams between the first and second floors have been replaced. These beams span between all vertical posts and provide support for floor joists on the second floor. After that, all the 4"X4"'s were replaced. All remaining exterior siding was removed and replaced with structural insulated panels and new cedar lap siding. New windows and doors were installed. The mill interior has been completely power washed, which has revealed some beautiful variations in the color of the structural timbers. All new windows have been purchased by generous sponsors in exchange for acknowledgment on the individual windows themselves. As of the spring of 2008, all the preservation work on the Mill has been completed and the Mill is now open to the public weekends during April thru October. For information regarding renting the Mill for events or staying at the Bed and Breakfast please call 937-767-0131 or visit www.grinnellmill.net

 

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Last updated December 27, 2012