After years of hard work by Margaret Legard and countless others, the Buchanan Cellers Mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
“Outside of the historic downtown district, the Buchanan Cellers Mill, constructed in 1888, is one of McMinnville’s oldest industrial/commercial buildings and one of only a handful of tangible reminders of the City’s agricultural beginnings, specifically that a flour-milling business once flourished in McMinnville. Indeed the building is the last remaining, intact flour-mill building within the city limits. The building’s status as an anchor of McMinnville’s original industrial district has persisted as it now anchors the area (the Granary District) currently recognized for its commitment to locally owned and operated commercial, industrial, and agricultural businesses. As the city’s sole remaining flour mill building, the continued presence of this building solidifies a piece of McMinnville’s past amidst a changing economy and streetscape. The old flour-mill building looms tall in northeast McMinnville, its presence a comfort and constant. While change is imminent and guaranteed, the preservation of McMinnville’s only remaining flour mill building is an essential link between the agricultural past and the emerging future.” – An excerpt from an article by the Department of the Interior.
For access to the entirety of National Register of Historic Places Application for Buchanan Cellers Mill, CLICK HERE.