Register of Historic Places and a Point of Interest with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Potter’s Mill offers a unique atmosphere with many of the artifacts from the Mill’s flour producing days still on display.
The mill was built in 1843. Limestone from the bluffs across the creek was used for both the foundation of the building and the eleven foot thick dam (now the west wall of "The Stone Room" on the main floor). Local timber was cut and an additional 73,000 board feet of logs were purchased to complete the structure. Throughout the building are the original hand-hewn walnut and oak beams, 45 feet long and 15 inches square. Total construction cost was about $40,000.
The history of the building and the commerce connected with the building will make an interesting stop on your tour of places to see in Iowa.
The mill is now a full-service bed and breakfast. Self guided tours to see the structure are available.
Location: 300 Potter Drive, Bellevue, Iowa 52031