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S52 W28794 SAYLESVILLE RD

Architecture and History Inventory
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NAMES
Historic Name:Saylesville Mill
Other Name:SAYLESVILLE MILL
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:7406
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):S52 W28794 SAYLESVILLE RD
County:Waukesha
City:
Township/Village:Genesee
Unincorporated Community:
Town:6
Range:18
Direction:E
Section:25
Quarter Section:SW
Quarter/Quarter Section:NW
PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1887
Additions:
Survey Date:1998
Historic Use:mill
Architectural Style:Astylistic Utilitarian Building
Structural System:Timber Frame
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Saylesville Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/11/2003 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/17/2003 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:PHOTO OBSCURED BY TREES.

1998:
The original Saylesville Mill was built in 1841 by Mortimer Sayles, the brother of Whitman. In 1887 a fire destroyed the mill and a new mill was constructed on the same site. According to the Atlases of Waukesha Cournty, the mill served as a saw mill, a grist mill , and a flouring mill. The mill operated well into the twentieth century, closing after WWII.
All of the windows were replaced in 1996 with custom windows that match the original in style.
Bibliographic References:ZIMMERMANN, RUSSELL "THE HERITAGE GUIDEBOOK" (HERITAGE BANKS 1976), #723. WAKESHA COUNTY FREEMAN 12/27/89. MILWAUKEE JOURNAL 7/31/1994. Architecture/History Survey of Waukesha County Mead and Hunt, May 1998
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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