This image made by Winslow Fegley at the start of the 20th century has become the basis for our ideas on physically restoring Wetzel's Mill. While it has had numerous owners and many uses and modifications over its lifetime, this image is our only certain knowledge of previous appearance. An idealized animated drone tour around a restored Wetzel's Mill is available off-site via the button below. Help make this plan come to life.
The first step undertaken was to remove metal items which had accumulated over the years from the building interior and sawmill shed. A recycling container was engaged to send mixed metal to the scrap yard rather than the landfill.
The foundation under the sawmill shed proved to be badly damaged by freeze and thaw cycles over the years and the action of flood water. Rebuilding in some fashion will have to be undertaken to create a solid base for a new sawmill shed above.
April 2, 2018 the demolition of the shed began.