Lidtke Mill

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Lime Springs Mill Complex
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Lidtke Mill is located in Iowa
Lidtke Mill
Lidtke Mill is located in the US
Lidtke Mill
Location SR 157
Lime Springs, Iowa
Coordinates 43°27′54″N 92°16′45″W / 43.46500°N 92.27917°W / 43.46500; -92.27917Coordinates: 43°27′54″N 92°16′45″W / 43.46500°N 92.27917°W / 43.46500; -92.27917
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1857
NRHP Reference # 77000518[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1977

Lidtke Mill is a historic site on the Upper Iowa River located in the "Old Town" area of Lime Springs, Iowa. It is part of the 10-acre Lidtke Park.

At one time, it not only milled grains but also provided hydroelectric power to surrounding communities.[2] The footprints of a worker nearly electrocuted there can still be seen in the floor of the control room. The mill is now open as a museum. From time to time, events such as the Buckwheat Festival are held at site.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ James Walton. "Lidtke Mill" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

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