Renovations on this historical building begun May 17, 2021 and finished in the fall 2021. The Town of Esterhazy received 2 grants, in the amounts of $100,000 and $49,000, to re-side the Flour Mill. The pictures below are a compilation of images over the course of renovations.
ESTERHAZY FLOUR MILL
A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
You are cordially invited to visit a unique piece of history when you tour the only fully equipped flour mill remaining in Saskatchewan that combines an elevator and a mill.
The Hungarian patent mill was originally built, owned and operated by J. Sanders, an entrepreneur who owned mills in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
As you tour the mill, imagine the train loads of timber arriving in Esterhazy and the work being done to erect a wood building of this stature, long before electrical power was available. Take note of the post & tenon, wooden pegged beam connections and the detailed hand-made chute work. Steam power operated the mill until the late ’40s or early ’50s. There is now an operational diesel engine in place that was manufactured in 1947.
Designated as a provincial heritage property in 2005, it also joined the family of national historic sites in 2007 with its designation as a National Historic Site of Canada.
To arrange for a tour of our Flour Mill, contact our Visitor Information Centre (306) 745-5406 from May to August or the Town Office at (306) 745-3942 from September to April.