Minden Flour Milling Company

The Minden Flour Milling Company is a historic flour mill located at 1609 U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, Nevada. Built in 1906, the mill was the largest of five flour mills built in the Carson Valley and is the only one still in existence. The building has a transitional design in two respects, as it reflects the change from early European-influenced mills to 20th-century American mills as well as the move from smaller rural mills to large mills built along railroads. The mill features a masonry bearing-wall style of construction, a concrete foundation considered novel at the time, and well-crafted masonry and woodwork. The operators of the mill had a significant influence on Minden commerce, as they were instrumental in both the extension of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to the town and the expansion of electric power to the area.[2] By the 1920s, the mill had become "one of the biggest milling concerns in the state"; it could process 100 barrels of flour a day and also produced chicken and cattle feed. The mill operated until the 1960s.[3]

Minden Flour Milling Company
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Minden Flour Milling Company is located in Nevada
Minden Flour Milling Company
Minden Flour Milling Company is located in the United States
Minden Flour Milling Company
Location6th St. and U.S. 395, Minden, Nevada
Coordinates38°57′18″N 119°45′46″W / 38.95500°N 119.76278°W / 38.95500; -119.76278Coordinates: 38°57′18″N 119°45′46″W / 38.95500°N 119.76278°W / 38.95500; -119.76278
Area0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built1906 (1906)
Built byWezer, F.G.; Morgan, Allis Chalmers
NRHP reference No.78001721[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 14, 1978

The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Keagy, Donald M.; Michael D. Keagy (September 13, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Minden Flour Milling Company". National Park Service. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Discover Minden: A Walking Tour" (PDF). Town of Minden. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 9, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2013.

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