Site of Church-Sperry Mill and Mill Ditch

Site of Church-Sperry Mill and Mill Ditch (HM1BN0)

Location: Fresno, CA 93721 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.355', W 119° 47.237'

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Built in 1883 by Moses J. Church, Fresno's first flour mill operated with Fancher Creek water run through Mill Ditch and down Fresno Street. The original wooden structure was replaced in 1892 by a brick building and was sold to the Sperry Flour Company in 1893, The mill operated until 1927 when it was remodeled as an automobile showroom. After much litigation, the Mill Ditch, a foul-smelling stream, was filled in by irate citizens one Sunday in 1887 and steam engines were used thereafter. The building was razed in 1960 to make way for Fresno's Civic Center.
HM NumberHM1BN0
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number2
Year Placed1960
Placed ByJim Savage Chapter No. 1852, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 251126 N 4069569
Decimal Degrees36.73925000, -119.78728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.355', W 119° 47.237'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 21.30" N, 119° 47' 14.22" W
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Area Code(s)559, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2444 Fresno St, Fresno CA 93721, US
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