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Name Rock Flour Mills
Details Rock Flour Mill started producing flour November 8, 1867, and was in continuous operation until 1887. The mill was located on the north side of Clear Creek on Cheyenne Street between 9th and 10th Streets. A three and a half story structure, it was torn down in 1964 after standing for close to a century. At top capacity, in 1893, the mill produced 300, 100 pounds sacks of flour per day. Jonas Barber sold his interest in the mill to his son Oscar in 1868.

According to an 1893 Golden Globe article, Josias Barber built the mill in 1861 after getting the water rights in 1860. In 1884 Colorado Milling and Elevator Company bought the business. In 1893, the mill was managed by C.H. Case.

Associated Records

Image of 2011.003.025 - Brochure

2011.003.025 - Brochure

One promotional brochure issued by the Golden Chamber of Commerce titled, Golden, Colorado, a place to live a place to visit. The brochure includes a brief history of Golden 1859-1926 written by Richard Broad Jr. Pictures include Guggenheim Hall, Golden in 1865, Golden's first hotel, the first Masonic lodge, Golden High School, Golden Fire Brick Company, and a panoramic view of Golden with a legend that identifies key landmarks.

Image of General business directory for Golden, CO and the surrounding areas. General overviews include: Jefferson County, agriculture, mining, Golden, educational institutions, churches, secret societies, manufacturers, business houses, and personalities. Numerous photographs are included along with advertisements for local businesses.  Written on the front cover: Property Pioneer Museum, Golden, Colorado; March 15, 1902.  Stamped in the inside of the front cover: Golden DAR Pioneer Museum.

General business directory for Golden, CO and the surrounding areas. General overviews include: Jefferson County, agriculture, mining, Golden, educational institutions, churches, secret societies, manufacturers, business houses, and personalities. Numerous photographs are included along with advertisements for local businesses. Written on the front cover: Property Pioneer Museum, Golden, Colorado; March 15, 1902. Stamped in the inside of the front cover: Golden DAR Pioneer Museum.

General business directory for Golden, CO and the surrounding areas. General overviews include: Jefferson County, agriculture, mining, Golden, educational institutions, churches, secret societies, manufacturers, business houses, and personalities. Numerous photographs are included along with advertisements for local businesses. Written on the front cover: Property Pioneer Museum, Golden, Colorado; March 15, 1902. Stamped in the inside of the front cover: Golden DAR Pioneer Museum.

Image of The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies.  

The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. 

Businesses and people mentioned. 
-The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr;  W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and people mentioned. -The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr; W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and peopl

Image of 2011.099.206 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.206 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Rock Flour Mills located at 8th and Cheyenne Streets in Golden, CO. A three story brick, stone and wood building. To the left is a flume bringing in water from Clear Creek. Castle Rock is seen to the left in the background. The mill operated from 1867 until about 1886.

Image of 2012.047.004 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Rock Flour Mills in Golden, CO. The name of the business is painted across the top of the building. Another painted sign with an arrow says Ice-Feed. A third sign on the lower level advertises The Electrical Repair Shop, Service, Radio Repair.

Image of 2011.099.363 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.363 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Rock Flour Mills located by Clear Creek. Brick building with white painted lettering on the side: Flour Mills. Water fall located on the left of the building flowing into Clear Creek. Written on the bottom of the photograph: #2997.

Image of 2011.099.368 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.368 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Rock Flour Mills by Clear Creek. Clear Creek is running on the right to the front of the photograph. Rock Flour Mills building is on the left side of the photograph. Written on the bottom: #2998

Image of 2011.099.544 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.544 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of a parade on Washington Avenue on it's way to the Festival of Mountain and Plain. A wagon with two horses hitched to the front leads which has a sign "Rock Flour Mills, Golden" on the side. Another two horse wagon is directly behind this wagon with the sign "Table Mountain Gardens". A third wagon is parked at an angle to these wagons and the sign is hard to read. The wagons are located in front of the Opera House and the Broad Block.

Image of 2013.056.037 - Print, Photographic

2013.056.037 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of the Rock Flour Mill located at 8th and Cheyenne Streets near Clear Creek. A water flume is located on the left side of the building bringing water in from Clear Creek. Castle Rock and South Table Mountain is located in the background.

Image of 2014.031.001 - Print, Photographic

2014.031.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of Eugene Emory Benjamin as a young boy. Eugene is wearing his first blue velvet suit standing in front of a stone wall used as a photographic backdrop.

Image of 2014.031.002 - Print, Photographic

2014.031.002 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of Eugene Emory Benjamin as a young man.

Image of 2014.031.005 - Print, Photographic

2014.031.005 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of Eugene Emory Benjamin in the Rock Flour Mill in Golden.