Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Kansas Spot And It’s Actually Amazing

If you are a lifelong Kansan, there is a pretty good chance that you have stumbled upon the old Drinkwater & Schriver Mill (or Cedar Point Mill) a time or two.

Built in 1867 near Cedar Point, the Drinkwater & Schriver Mill was originally a wooden structure constructed for the use of sawing lumber, but was later converted into its current stone state when the location became a mill. During its heyday in the late 1880s, mill employees were grinding out nearly 75 barrels per day of both corn and wheat flower. Though the historic mill is no longer in service, it still stands tall (albeit fragile) over the Cottonwood River.

Since the building has sat vacant for so many years, the Drinkwater & Schriver Mill is in a state of decline, but plans to save it are currently underway. For more information about the Mill, or to get involved in the renovation efforts, please visit the Drinkwater & Schriver Mill’s website.