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252 GREEN BAY RD

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252 GREEN BAY RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:CONCORDIA MILL
Other Name:
Contributing:
Reference Number:13169
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):252 GREEN BAY RD
County:Ozaukee
City:
Township/Village:Cedarburg
Unincorporated Community:HAMILTON
Town:10
Range:21
Direction:E
Section:35
Quarter Section:SE
Quarter/Quarter Section:NE
PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1853
Additions:
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:mill
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Limestone
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Concordia Mill
National Register Listing Date:4/26/1974 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' (Mills and Dams Along Cedar Creek) exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

RETURNED EAVES, 6/6 WINDOWS W/HEAVY CUT STONE LINTELS AND SILLS. REAR ADDITION. HABS WI-28-23.

A saw mill once operated on this site. Earliest records show that Valentine Hahn built the saw mill, race, and dam. He sold it in 1847 for $1200. There were several transactions of sale of the property. The saw mill changed hands and was eventually purchased by William Gaitzsch, one of the partners in the founding of the Concordia Mill. The saw mill venture proved unprofitable and a partnership was formed with William Gaitzsch and Edward and Theodore Janssen, in the building of the Concordia Mill. Theodore and William died thus leaving the mill in the ownership of Edward. It was later sold to Andreas Bodendorfer for $10,000.00 in 1861.

The lintel over the doorway indicated that the mill was built in 1853.
Bibliographic References:ZIMMERMANN, RUSSELL "THE HERITAGE GUIDEBOOK" (HERITAGE BANKS 1976) Cook, Ruth. Historic Hamilton. Town of Cedarburg Landmarks Commission, 1976.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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