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Graue Mill #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 August 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Frederick Graue was born in Germany, came to the United States and settled in Fullersburg, Illinois, in 1842. In 1849, he purchased the site of a sawmill that had burned down, along with his partner William Asche, and constructed a grist mill there. Asche later sold his share to Graue. Limestone for the basement walls was quarried near Lemont; bricks for the rest of the walls were made from clay from the Graue farm and fired in kilns near the mill site. After the gristmill opened in April 1852, it ground wheat, corn and other grains produced by local farmers.

The mill was a major center of economic life during the 19th century and was also used by Fred Graue to hide runaway slaves on their journey to freedom in Canada. President Abraham Lincoln reportedly visited Graue Mill during a trip from Chicago to Springfield. Frederick Graue and his third son, F.W. ("William") Graue, operated the mill for 70 years until modern milling methods rendered the old mill obsolete and the building was abandoned.

This photo is from the other side of the building from last week's photo and incorporates the building height, size and water wheel. Photo captured July 13, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/5.6 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie from Netherlands

What a stately looking building, even with 3 floors, for a mill, Steven.

21 Aug 2019 5:30am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'aime ces anciens moulins à eau ...Ton rendu photo est très reussi

21 Aug 2019 5:52am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The old mill is in a stunning setting

21 Aug 2019 6:13am

omar from Hamburg, Afghanistan

Nice to see the mill in whole, great processing

21 Aug 2019 6:32am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Superbe ce moulin à eau et très jolie photo à l'ancienne.
Bonne journée Steven

21 Aug 2019 6:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The presentation really halts Time on this one . .

21 Aug 2019 6:45am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un bel ouvrage

21 Aug 2019 7:20am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Sepia tonings are well for this old places.

21 Aug 2019 8:13am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice process and mill.

21 Aug 2019 8:15am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo of this impressiv and superb mill !

21 Aug 2019 8:40am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo en sépia !

21 Aug 2019 8:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully presented with a great tonal range

21 Aug 2019 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the nostalgic feeling of this photo.

21 Aug 2019 10:09am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Very nicely captured Steven. Magnificent result. 5*

21 Aug 2019 10:41am

Rose from CLINTON, United States

I love this shot...it looks so well built.

21 Aug 2019 12:09pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

This one is beautiful in the old stile.
I like this fantastic composition.

21 Aug 2019 1:16pm

Remus from Portugal

The conversion to sepia tone was well accomplished.
A beautiful image.

21 Aug 2019 2:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this old time feel. LOvely point of view

21 Aug 2019 2:35pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Impressive building..and thank you for that information :) Beautiful view !

21 Aug 2019 2:42pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this mill. The history of the place is very interesting.

21 Aug 2019 3:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle rouge et vue de cet moulin superbe bâtisse
Belle soirée

21 Aug 2019 3:48pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent de toute beauté ce moulin.

21 Aug 2019 6:38pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

21 Aug 2019 7:07pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I like this sepia effect.
Golden touch!

21 Aug 2019 7:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of the mill and waterwheel. Lovely toning.

21 Aug 2019 9:22pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lovely sepia treatment of the old mill

21 Aug 2019 11:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I really like this timeless sepia image.

22 Aug 2019 1:17am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a magnificent building. I can just see the waterwheel turning. I love the sepia color. It creates such a timeless image.

22 Aug 2019 1:49am

Martine Girard from France

Joli moulin. J'aime le traitement que tu as utilisé.

22 Aug 2019 4:18am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, the processing gives it such a timeless appeal

22 Aug 2019 2:53pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

I love your treatment for this - very subject appropriate! Thanks, again for history!

23 Aug 2019 2:19am

yoshimiparis from France

still a beautiful building, brick and thank you for the historic

23 Aug 2019 5:30am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Iceland

I like this colouring in sepia.

24 Aug 2019 3:08am