Hecker Mill, New York

A Electricity and Steam powered Corn mill in USA.

Croton Flour Mills were established in 1843, by George Hecker. This was done to supply fine flour to his brother John Hecker, who owned a bakery on Rutger’s Street, New York. 

The original mill on this site was destroyed by a fire in 1846. It was rebuilt with a fireproof building later that same year. In 1850, a granery was added next door to the mill, and by 1851 it employed 70 people. It specialised in farina, a finely milled wheat cereal.

The mill was destroyed by another fire on 31 July 1882.

Full details

Alternative names Croton Flour Mills
Power source Electricity, Steam
Mill type Roller flour mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 13317
Location Cherry Street, New York
Country USA
Latitude 40.710747102478635
Longitude -73.99230725413668

Location

Sources

www.nyuirish.net

digitalcollections.nypl.org

The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular (2 February 1885)

The New York Times (1 August 1882)