My TW in front of the Elkins Flour mill.
The Elkins, or Lebanon Flour Mill is one of the oldest industrial buildings in the Willamette Valley. Built between 1872 and 1878 by millwright Thomas J. Hannah, the flour mill was operated by William and Joseph Elkins, who promoted many projects that led to the development of the Lebanon area, including the Willamette valley and Cascade mountain wagon road, the canal system, and the railroad. The three story building is constructed of heavy timber framing with a steeply pitched roof. The building is clad with shiplap siding and corner boards, with vertical siding below the water table. One unique feature is the mortise and tenon construction, in which hand hewn timbers were fitted together without nails.