Aurora Steam Grist Mill

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aurora Steam Grist Mill
Aurora Steam Grist Mill May 09.jpg
Aurora Steam Grist Mill, May 09
Aurora Steam Grist Mill is located in New York
Aurora Steam Grist Mill
Location Main St., Aurora, New York
Coordinates 42°45′15″N 76°42′15″W / 42.75417°N 76.70417°W / 42.75417; -76.70417Coordinates: 42°45′15″N 76°42′15″W / 42.75417°N 76.70417°W / 42.75417; -76.70417
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1817
Architect Curtis, Junia
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001207[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1976

Aurora Steam Grist Mill was a historic grist mill located in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York. It was a monolithic, 3 12-story rectangular stone structure built on the shore of Lake Cayuga. It was one of the first mills built west of the Hudson River to be powered by steam. In 1974, the building's roof collapsed due to neglect and plans were to restore it for use as a community center.[2] It was largely intact until 1992, when Wells College began to demolish it in order to build a dock behind the Aurora Inn.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]