A Blog for the 1960's Classes of Morgan Park High School (EMPEHI) in Chicago
Dec 6, 2013
The Bartel Windmill ca 1890
An authentic Dutch Windmill functioned for many years in Tinley Park. It was located on Oak Park Avenue at 171st Street. It was destroyed in 1911.
Windmills very similar in shape and size to the Tinley Park Windmill were built by the same builders, Bartel of Kankakee. The Mill in Peotone, IL is 3 blocks east of their historic downtown in a neighborhood.
Fabyan Windmill in Kane County
The Fabyan Windmill in the Kane County Forest Preserves north of Aurora on Highway 27 east of the Fox River is another example. It was also built by the builders of the Tinley Park Windmill.
Windmill in Holland, Michigan
The City of Holland, Michigan developed a Windmill as a tourist attraction.