The Ann Arbor Central Mills was founded in 1882.

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When the Ann Arbor Central Mills on First Street opened in 1882, the increased use of farm machinery, especially the thresher, made wheat growing so profitable that over a million bushels a year were being grown in Washtenaw County. This mill exported flour to New England, the Midwest, the South, and even abroad. It operated from 1882 to 1927, spanning some of Washtenaw County's best and worst years for agriculture.

  • Central Mills, Ann Arbor Streets exhibit, Ann Arbor District Library

Ann Arbor Central Mills on First Street between Liberty and Washington was one of two large flour mills built on Allen Creek. Constructed in stages after 1882 to be near the new railroad, it used the foundations of Hauser's 1853 city brewery, which had used the waters of Allen Creek. Photo after 1900.

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