Graue Mill and Museum
The Graue Mill is a water-powered grist mill that was originally erected in 1852. Now a museum, it is one of two operating water-powered gristmills in Illinois. The Graue Mill operated in eastern DuPage County under three generations of the Graue family for approximately 60 years. In the 1910s, advances in milling technology, particularly the invention of steel rolling mills, drove the old mill out of business. The derelict mill was restored by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934-1943, and was opened to the public as a working historic site in 1951. The mill has been periodically re-restored since 1943 to keep it in operating condition, including work completed in 2002. It is currently open to the public and as of 2017, grinds grain that can be purchased at the site.