Crescent Roller Mills
Also known as: Fisher-Fallgatter Milling Co.213 Oborn St., Waupaca, Wisconsin
Three story, water powered mill, demolished May 2016
Overview Looking Southeast
Looks like I was a little late. The demolition began in May, these photos were taken in July.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2016
+44.35598, -89.0744444°21'22" N, 89°04'28" W
Three story, wood frame mill, water powered. The main portion of the mill was built on a field stone foundation to support the weight of multiple floors of milling machinery. The mill was refit in the early 20th Century and most of that machinery was there when the demolition began.
Don Fallgatter, the son of the original owner, continued to operate the mill until he retired in 1969. The mill stood mostly unused after his retirement.
Plans were presented in the late 1970s to preserve the mill as a museum with retail space made out of the southern end of the building, but those plans never reached fruition.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1978
- Reference number
- Areas of significance
- Industry; Commerce
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- A - Event
- Property type
- Historic functions
- Processing; Manufacturing facility
- Current function
- Periods of significance
- 1900-1924; 1875-1899
- Significant years
- 1884; 1913; 1914
- July 31, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, added description and added photos