Gallego Flour Mills

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Ruins of the Gallego Flour Mills
Ruins of the Gallego Mills

The Gallego Flour Mills was a flour mill located in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Founded by Joseph Gallego in the 1790s,[1][2] the mill gained international reputation for the superior type of flour that was shipped from there to Europe and South America.[3] Further, the mills became iconic image of the defeated south after Matthew Brady shot a photo of the Mills after much of the city burned in 1865.[4]

At the time of their destruction, they were the largest of their kind in the world.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Richmond: The Story of a City - Virginius Dabney". Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  2. ^ "American Miller and Processor". Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  3. ^ "UR Scholarship Repository : History of Richmond as a port city". Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  4. ^ "The charred remains of the Gallego Mills became an iconic image of the fall of the Confederacy and the utter devastation of the Civil War"
  5. ^ "Alexander Gardner: [Ruins of the Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond, Virginia] (33.65.11,33.65.226) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  6. ^ "Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills". 2004-03-26. Retrieved 2015-06-05.

External links[edit]

  •, Additional pictures of the mill

Coordinates: 37°32′00″N 77°26′06″W / 37.533266°N 77.434991°W / 37.533266; -77.434991