Vex Harrow
Posted: May 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Subject: Historic Hayden Flour Mill opens to the public as events venue

This is awesome!

Visitors may start touring the grounds now. A grassy area and walkway with trees was created. The area is set up to host concerts, outdoor movies, corporate picnics, and weddings for about 250 people.

Signs and lighting have been placed along the side of the building that faces Mill Avenue. Here, visitors can learn about the history of the mill and Tempe. 

Caged windows along the building allow visitors to peek into the mill which was originally built in 1874. The Hayden Flour Mill had been rebuilt twice after two separate explosions. The existing building has been unoccupied since 1998 and closed to the public for safety reasons.

Who wants to visit with me? I’m going to be there Thursday and Friday after work—I might even idle my cab on Mill Ave tomorrow just to look at what they’ve done.

After all, driving cab means that I can do what I want between fares.

Link, via Abc15.

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