Stockdale Mill - Roann, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers
N 40° 54.872 W 085° 56.593
16T E 588992 N 4529806
Quick Description: Reopened in 2003 the mill has been host to guests ever since.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 6:08:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMMED2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The guest book is located just inside the southwest corner door on the main floor. All visitors are encouraged to sign.




History of the mill from the Stockdale mill site:

After remaining silent since its closing in 1964, the year 2002 saw a rebirth of the spirit of the Stockdale Mill and the Roann community. To step inside the Stockdale Mill is to begin to understand an earlier time. Gone are the employees who took special care to provide the surrounding area with flour, corn meal and animal feed. Remaining are the pulleys, the elevators and the turbines that allow the water of Eel River to provide the necessary power. Gone are the farmers hauling their grain, remaining are the machines, the sifters, and the chutes that brought their crops from the top floor to be bagged and sold on the main floor. Here is the opportunity to view and experience the ingenuity and forsight that allowed for the intricate workings of a thriving mill. We welcome you to experience the preservation of history at the Stockdale Mill.

The Stockdale Mill Foundation purchased the mill site from the Krom family in 2002. Owned by the Deck/Krom families for over 100 years, this mill was built between 1855 and 1857 and contained buhr stones to grind local grain. The later part of the 1880's saw the grinding buhrs converted to four "breaks", machines with rollers that crushed wheat into flour, hence the name "Roller Mill". In 1909 and 1910 turbines were purchased to replace the water wheel as a power source. The "weigh shed" was added on the north side in 1904, and the concrete dam was built up against the original timber dam in 1915. The mill continued to operate until 1964, and all of the equipment present then is still in the building. The mill sat idle until 2002.
Owners Name: Stockdale Mill Foundation

Location Type: Attraction/Business

Date Guest Book Was Started: Not listed

Nearest Parking Spot: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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- Include recording your visit in the Book with either your real name followed by (WM) or real name followed by (waymarking username).
- Not involve any inappropriate writing in the Guest Book (use common sense)
- Conform to the intended use of the Guest Book. - include a photo of guest book AND the site required.
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