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Graue Mill Waterwheel

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 August 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The Graue Mill building was eventually added to the properties of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. In 1934, it was decided to restore the mill to the period of 1852-1868, the time the waterwheel was in operation. The restoration was completed in 1943 but was not maintained. In 1950, the mill property was leased to the DuPage Graue Mill Corporation, an organization formed by local residents, who repaired the waterwheel and gear system and opened the museum.

Graue Mill was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in May 1975. And in 1981 was recognized as an Illinois Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers -- the only gristmill so designated on a national or local level, representative of an important technology and era in the history of America.

Photo captured July 13, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/11.0 ISO 1100 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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rem_la from Villiers, France

tres belle roue

14 Aug 2019 5:11am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The great thing is that such a rarity has survived.

14 Aug 2019 5:21am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle cette roue de moulin à eau, et très bien entretenue.
Bonne journée Steven

14 Aug 2019 5:28am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

nice piece of work, a forgetten tool. well seen.

14 Aug 2019 6:17am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice wooden wheel. To see this in movement is always contemplative.

14 Aug 2019 6:45am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A excellent photo from the wooden water wheel. See this very much.

14 Aug 2019 6:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure looks a powerful piece of kit even mow.

14 Aug 2019 7:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

magnifique roue

14 Aug 2019 7:26am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Absolutely superb this waterwheel. Nice framing too.

14 Aug 2019 7:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely detail shot of this ecologically sound power source. Time to get it back in action :)

14 Aug 2019 9:40am

Roléro-T from gerpinnes, Belgium

Absolutely superb photo!

14 Aug 2019 9:57am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is just excellent. The waterwheel is in great condition. Not many of these to be seen now. 5*

14 Aug 2019 10:19am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent photo. Great details.

14 Aug 2019 10:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks so big !

14 Aug 2019 11:21am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle roue

14 Aug 2019 12:00pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid image ! Beautiful framing , textures and tones .

14 Aug 2019 12:15pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

If Roger had not had his stroke, this would not have been a bad drive for us to come see. And I sure would have loved to see it. In person.

14 Aug 2019 12:19pm

willy from Belgium

une impressionnante roue de moulin à eau,.. Steven

excellent travail

14 Aug 2019 12:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I was hoping when I saw yesterday's view, you would show us the mill wheel. Beautiful point of view

14 Aug 2019 12:47pm

véronique cherpantier from SAUVETERRE DE GUYENNE, France

c'est rare d'en voir encore !

14 Aug 2019 12:52pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It is hard to see how water can operate such a massive wheel. Picture of the wheel is very good.

14 Aug 2019 1:12pm

yoshimiparis from France

what a huge wheel that was certainly restored a short time ago

14 Aug 2019 1:29pm

Devi from Chennai, India

very good details here..Hope it brings back to working !!!

14 Aug 2019 2:38pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle roue quel bois et image superbe
Belle soirée

14 Aug 2019 2:55pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful composition.

14 Aug 2019 3:24pm

Remus from Portugal

It is huge. From this point of view, it is perfectly possible to get a sense of how big the wheel was.

14 Aug 2019 3:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine restoration job they did. It's great that this mill was not allowed to decay. An excellent image of the powerful wheel.

14 Aug 2019 4:32pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Can't wait to see what's inside this building.

14 Aug 2019 6:54pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle roue

14 Aug 2019 7:20pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

En très bon état, elle est superbe.
Magnifiques détails.

14 Aug 2019 7:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love seeing old waterwheels. Each one has an interesting history. Very nice shot.

14 Aug 2019 9:16pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, it appears to be in pretty good shape

14 Aug 2019 9:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gigantic water wheel. I can imagine how powerful it must have been when it was running. I am glad that this building has been restored. It is magnificent.

15 Aug 2019 1:32am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

good documentation of the construction detail, but I would rather see more of the wheel - either through a wider lens or panorama stitching

15 Aug 2019 2:30am

yo from Ile de France, France

Un documentaire bien illustré !

15 Aug 2019 7:23am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Very nice! I like your point of view - the wheel seems soooo big!

16 Aug 2019 4:06am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It really is mind-blowing to think about what people could achieve in the past with so few tools and technology.

24 Aug 2019 3:14am