Commerce Roller Mill Historical

Commerce Roller Mill Historical (HM1VCF)

Location: Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 35.478', W 83° 29.079'

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The Commerce Roller Mill, built in 1837 by Amasa Andrews and Joseph and Asa Farr, harnessed the water power of the Huron River. It served the farm communities of western Oakland County for ninety years, closing in 1927. The mill's owners included Milton Parshall (circa 1900) and Isaac Lutz (circa 1920). With its undershot water wheel, the Commerce mill was the center of commercial activity in the township throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The mill processed flour and ground feed for farmers' livestock. It was destroyed by fire in 1939. Only the excavations for the mill race, the mill flume and the stone foundations of the mill buildings remain. The site was developed as an interpretive historic area in 1984.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1984
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 296137 N 4718423
Decimal Degrees42.59130000, -83.48465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.478', W 83° 29.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 28.68" N, 83° 29' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 414 W Commerce Rd, Commerce Charter Township MI 48382, US
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