Volendam Windmill

Volendam Windmill is a smock mill located on Adamic Hill Road in Holland Township, New Jersey, United States.

Volendam Windmill
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Photo from Adamic Hill Rd on August 15, 2009
Origin
Mill nameVolendam Mill
Mill locationHolland Township, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates40°35′48″N 75°09′50″W / 40.5966°N 75.1639°W / 40.5966; -75.1639Coordinates: 40°35′48″N 75°09′50″W / 40.5966°N 75.1639°W / 40.5966; -75.1639
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeSmock mill
StoreysTwo-story smock
Base storeysThree-story base
Smock sidesEight sides
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsCommon sails
WindingTailpole

The windmill was designed and built in 1965 by Paul Jorgenson.[1] The Volendam Windmill Museum is a working mill driven by wind, used for grinding raw grain into flour. The 60-foot structure is seven stories high with sail arms 68 feet from tip to tip.[2] In 2007, two of the sail arms of the windmill were damaged in a windstorm. As of November 2010, the county's website shows that the museum is closed.[3]

See alsoEdit

Hunterdon Plateau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Windmill, Then and Now" (PDF).
  2. ^ Hunterdon County web page for Holland Township, accessed February 20, 2009
  3. ^ "Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission". www.co.hunterdon.nj.us.

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