Rock Flour Mill

Address: 622 Water St., Golden 80401

In 1865, the Rock Flour Mill was located on Clear Creek. The large brick Italianate architecture was the original home of David Barnes, Sr. who built it and the Golden Mill. He operated it until he sold the mill in 1878. The Perry Brothers, William and Ira, bought it in the 1900s. The Rock Flour Mill still stands near Water and Ford Streets. The Italianate style was so popular in the 1850s and 1860s, characterized by a low-pitch hipped and wide overhanging brackets for support and decoration. One of three mills built in Golden, now the "Stone Mill Building."
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S28, T3S, R70W
Elevation: 5694
Source: Norman, Cathleen, "Golden Old & New," p. 32; Wagenbach, Lorraine and Jo Ann Thistlewood, "Golden, The 19th Century," p.59.
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012

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