Dutch windmills in the United States

Here’s an overview of all Dutch windmills in the United States.

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Bevo Mill, St. Louis, Missouri

This mill was designed in the style of Dutch and German windmills for grinding grain.

The Mill building was built in 1916 to serve as a banquet hall and restaurant by a local brewing magnate. The name of the building came, in turn from Bevo the largest brand of near beer or barley malt and hop flavored soft-drink manufactured by the local Anheuser-Busch Company. The Bevo name itself is in reference to “pivo”, the slavic language name for beer as the newer Bohemian or Czech beer style called Pilsner was very influential to American brewers.

De Immigrant Windmill, Fulton, Illinois

Fulton’s Dutch Windmill was manufactured and pre-assembled in the Netherlands.

Following the delivery to Fulton, the Windmill was assembled and installed by Dutch craftsmen. Standing nearly 100 ft. tall, the massive timbers are assembled by wooden pegs. Dedication of the new Dutch Windmill took place during the Dutch Days Festival 2000.

De Zwaan Windmill, Holland, Michigan

De Zwaan is an authentic Dutch windmill in the city of Holland, Michigan, USA. The windmill’s name is Dutch for The Swan or Graceful Bird. It is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. De Zwaan is located in Windmill Island municipal park.

Dutch Village Inn and Giftwinkel, Lynden, Washington

The Dutch Village Inn opened July 1, 1987 in Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall. This extraordinary development, which reflects the tidy Holland Dutch heritage of the area, features a 72 foot windmill, interesting retail shops, an indoor canal which runs through the mall, a 200 seat theatre, and six unique hotel rooms, three of which are in the windmill. For a unique treat come spend a night in a windmill.

Dutch Windmill, San Francisco, California

The Dutch Windmill, or “North Dutch Windmill”, is the second Dutch windmill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Fabyan Windmill, Geneva, Illinois

The Fabyan Windmill is an authentic, working Dutch windmill dating from the 1850s located in Geneva, Illinois

Little Chute Windmill, Little Chute, Wisconsin

The Little Chute Windmill is an authentic 1850s design from the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. Volunteer millers will operate the windmill and demonstrate for visitors the ancient process of grinding grain into flour.

Murphy Windmill, San Francisco, California

The Murphy Windmill was built in 1905 to pump water to Stow Lake. It reopened in 2012 after an extensive renovation.

Sierra Village Windmill, Visalia, California

Sierra Village, Inc., located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, is a Christian retirement community.

The windmill is the first thing you notice about Sierra Village. You can see its sails turning gracefully from a long distance away.

Inside the mill is a coffee house where you will find residents and friends gathered daily at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. for coffee and fellowship.

Informal coffee time at the mill makes it very easy for new residents to become acquainted with others living in the village. You will also find them gathered here for the weekly “game day.”

Van Gaale's Dutch Windmill, Winchester, California

Part of the Dutch Mill Trading Company, this windmill is surrounded by several other Dutch buildings.

Vermeer Windmill, Pella, Iowa

Parts were built in Holland and assembled in Pella by skilled Dutch craftsmen. The Vermeer Mill grinds wheat into flour using only wind power and is the tallest working windmill in the United States.

Completed in July 2002, the Vermeer Mill and Interpretive Center are the newest additions to the Historical Village.

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