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Historic Wapsipinicon Mill - Independence, Iowa

Added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 21, 1975. Is a member of Silos & Smokestacks.

The mill you see today was built in 1875-76 by Samuel Sherwood and it is the foremost cornerstone of our community. The six story structure is 112 feet long by 62 feet wide by 102 feet tall and was used at first as a flouring mill. The superstructure was constructed using a heavy timber frame encased with a brick wall 8 inches thick. The interior of the building reveals hand hewn timbers and superb craftsmanship. Mortise and tenon construction was used throughout the building, complete with square nails and large wooden pegs.

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