Windsor Grist and Saw Mill, ca 1862

The historic marker at this site credits Rev. John Warham, first minister of the Windsor church, with establishing the first grist mill in Connecticut here beside Mill Brook. Corn and grains such as wheat and rye were ground into flour and the miller took a percentage as his fee. The mill pond was across Poquonock Avenue. Gates controlled the flow of water down a sluiceway, underneath the road, and into the basement of the mill building to turn the waterwheel.

Numerous proprietors operated the mill during its more than 300 year history. Many of them made changes and improvements to the business. The earliest portions of the current structure were built by Earl Simons about 1862. Charles F. Lewis added a shed with a sawmill in the 1880s. His son Charles T. Lewis replaced the waterwheel with an electric motor to grind the various flours. Subsequent owners sold seeds, fertilizer, and poultry supplies. The Larsen family took over in the 1960s and operated the business as a general purpose hardware store. The mill pond is gone, but remnants of the first mill apparatus can be seen inside the building. Copyright 2015 Windsor Historical Society.

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