The Mill

The North London Mill

The historic North London Mill embodies the storied heritage of Colorado Mining. It is the central focus of the site. The aim is to restore and repurpose the structure, utilizing efficient systems and sustainable energy as much as possible. 

The Mill, originally built in 1892, is deteriorating rapidly, as photographs from 1977 and 2003 show.
North London Mill, 1977

North London Mill, 2003

Given its state of deterioration and the costs involved with restoration, it is unclear at this time how the Mill itself will be used. It may be a sheltered, semi-outdoor space (like a pavillion), with some fully enclosed spaces. We are working with architect Jessica Reske of form+works design group, LLC, who led the nearby Paris Mill restoration project. 

Historic Photograph show the Mill, the Office, two other structures of which only fragments now remain, and an outhouse.

Workers Processing Ore, 1941