Fabyan windmill, Fox River, Chicago, reconstruction work


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Much of the mechanism of the Fabyan windmill has been shipped to the Netherlands for restoration, so back in the USA work is now starting on the exterior structure. Work is being done by the Walter Daniels Construction Co, but overseen by Dutch millwright Lucas Verbij, who has been closely involved in the project to restore the mill since 1998.

The mill is 68ft high, and around 140 years old. It was moved in 1914 from DuPage County, to Col. George Fabyan's Fox River estate, when the Colonel bought it. It ground grain, and via a bakery in the basement produced bread which was fed to prize livestock and captive bears, Tom and Jerry, living on the estate.
See also:Fabyan windmill seeks millers (29/3/04)
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Item: #134, Posted: 13/10/03.


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