Mill Profiles

 

Click on a mill name from the list below.  Names are derived from their original owner or by popular title because many photographers, landowners, newspapers, and historians incorrectly refer to these structures simply as “old Dutch mills.” 

 

Surviving Windmills in Illinois (5 entries) - sorted by city.  Each entry has a profile with photos, history, operational status, official website links, and tourist information.
 

Destroyed Windmills in Illinois (50 entries) - sorted by city.  All entries have a profile, though information may be limited.
 

Other Surviving Mills in Illinois (3 entries) - sorted by city.  Includes water and animal-powered mills.
 

Surviving Windmills in the United States (59 entries) - sorted by state, then by city.  Only entries with photos have links to a profile with more information.

 

Each mill's construction (c), renovation (r), and/or destruction (d) dates are listed where available

Surviving Windmills in Illinois (5)
Other Surviving Mills in Illinois (3)
 

Old Dutch Mill, Mount Emblem Mill, Ehlers' Mill

Elmhurst (Mount Emblem Cemetery)

c1867, r1926, r2015 - Open, non-operational.

The Immigrant

Fulton

c2001 - Open and operational.

Old Holland Mill, Old Dutch Mill

Geneva (Fabyan Forest Preserve)

c1877, r1915, r2005 - Open and operational.

Golden Windmill

Golden

c1873, r2004 - Open and operational.

Rathje Windmill

Peotone

c1872 - Open, non-operational.

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Heideman Mill, Old Mill

Addison

c1868, d1958

Old Dutch Mill, Barrington Roller Mill

Barrington

c1867, d1884

Old Flax Mill

Bensenville

c1850, d(?)

Benson Mill

Benson

c1872, d(?)

Bishop Hill

c1848, d(?)

Bloomingdale

c1872, d1899

Broadview

Burnt Prairie

Blooker Cocoa Mill and Wind Engine Display

Chicago

c1893, d1893

Dutch Windmill

Chicago

c1933, d1934

Des Plaines Windmill

Des Plaines

c1841, d(?)

Fort de Chartres

c1731, d(?)

Franklin Grove

c1871, d1900

Emminga Windmill, Franzen's Old Mill

Golden

c1854, r1860, d1934

Golden

c1865, d(?)

Gridley

c1869, r1872, d(?)

Holland Mill

Hampshire

c1875, d(?)

Highland

c1858, d1910

Jerseyville

c1839, d1850

Kaskaskia

c1711, d(?)

Lake Zurich

c1850s, d1858

Monee Mill

Monee

Palatine

c1879, d1894

Peoria

c1691, d(?)

Peoria

c1778, d(?)

Scales Mound

c1857, d(?)

Des Plaines Mill, Park Ridge Mill, Old Dutch Mill

Schiller Park

c1870, d1930s

Holland Grist Mill

Somonauk

c1876, d1893

Teutoplois

c1842, d1860

Old Mill, New Bremen Mill

Tinley Park

c1873, d1911

(unknown location)

(unknown location)

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Destroyed Windmills in Illinois (50)
 Surviving Windmills in the United States (59)

Franklin Grove

c1847, d1900, r1999 - Open and operational.

Oak Brook

c1852, r1935, r2009, r2016 - Open and operational.