The Mill

The North London Mill

The historic North London Mill embodies the heritage of Colorado Mining and the very origins of the state. The iconic 1892 timber-frame building is the central focus of the site. The aim is to restore and repurpose the structure as a shelter and interpretive site.



Thanks to funding from History Colorado State Historical Fund, an Historic Structure Assessment was completed on the Mill in 2018. The cost to rehabilitate it is estimated to be $1.5 million. We are working with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources/Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to stabilize the structure. The building will function to provide educational and interpretive programming, and will offer some shelter, with semi-outdoor space (like a pavillion), and 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. 


North London Mill, 1977


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


North London Mill, 2003

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

Workers Processing Ore, 1941
Drone footage of the North London Mill site, courtesy of Mile High Drone Services