Loranger Gristmill at Its Original Site, Monroe, Michigan, circa 1913-1925

Summary

In 1832, Edward Loranger built a water-powered gristmill on Stoney Creek in Monroe, Michigan. He set it up to grind corn and wheat harvested by local farmers. Loranger's mill incorporated a sophisticated conveyor system, developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1700s, that moved grain through the building to undergo a variety of processes.

In 1832, Edward Loranger built a water-powered gristmill on Stoney Creek in Monroe, Michigan. He set it up to grind corn and wheat harvested by local farmers. Loranger's mill incorporated a sophisticated conveyor system, developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1700s, that moved grain through the building to undergo a variety of processes.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1913-1925

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1953

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Loranger Gristmill

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