Hecker Mill, Manhattan, New York City

A electricity- and steam-powered corn mill in United States.

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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 granary 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.

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Alternative names Croton Flour Mills
Power source Electricity, Steam
Mill type Roller flour mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 13317
Location Manhattan, New York City, New York
Country United States
Latitude/longitude 40.71074700, -73.99230700




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