Jamestown Windmill

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jamestown Windmill
Jamestown Windmill.JPG
Jamestown Windmill is located in Rhode Island
Jamestown Windmill
Location Jamestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°30′59″N 71°22′28″W / 41.51639°N 71.37444°W / 41.51639; -71.37444Coordinates: 41°30′59″N 71°22′28″W / 41.51639°N 71.37444°W / 41.51639; -71.37444
Built 1787
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
Part of Windmill Hill Historic District (#73000276)
NRHP Reference # 73000057 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 14, 1973
Designated CP October 2, 1978

The Jamestown Windmill is a smock mill in Jamestown, Rhode Island within the Windmill Hill Historic District on North Road north of Weeden Lane.

The 30-foot (9.1 m) high windmill was built in 1787 to grind corn after the British occupational forces destroyed the previous mill around the time of the Battle of Rhode Island. The windmill operated until 1896.[2] Several renovations were done in the 20th century and the mill is maintained by the Jamestown Historical Society.

The windmill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

Images[edit]

See also[edit]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Windmill". Jamestown Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-08-30.