I had already planned to do a blog on the Hillsdale gristmill and had gone out on a cold, sunny day last week to take some photos. Not wanting to do any damage to my camera (because of the extreme cold), I had really not spent as much time as I should have.
When I read the new challenge this morning, I decided to go back to the gristmill, and take a look at it with ‘fresh eyes’ to see what I missed.
Gristmill at Hillsdale, Ontario
Built in 1833, to provide industry for the Ojibwa nation. A water wheel fed by the Sturgeon River powered the mill which made Lily white flour and animal feed. The mill has been in the same family since 1895. In 1950 the flour was discontinued and feed was sold until 1995 when the business was closed.
This photo was taken the first day along with the featured photo. The birds were not around today, so that was a bonus….
The rest of the photos that I picked out from my files were taken today. I liked this sign photo better than the one I took the other day
I wish people didn’t feel the need to destroy….
The end of the building which looked so stately!
The missing glass and the bits of snow makes for interesting detail.
An old gate at the side of the building.
The wood is slowly falling apart on the building.
The foundation doesn’t look so good either. Looks like someone is doing something here…
Nice old red slat door…
Good to know the escape route!
Don’t worry …. I will!
This is the river that powered the mill.
That’s my post for today. I am really glad I went back because even had it been warmer the first time, I know I would have missed a few of these other neat photos. The historical data was found at ontarioabandonedplaces.com See you tomorrow…..