Chatham Windmill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1978.
Then and Now: These photos of the Godfrey Windmill, taken 60 years apart, show (left) the mill in 1956, the year it was opened to the public following its relocation to Chase Park and (right) a 2016 photo of the mill.
An antique (c. 1905) postcard of the Godfrey Windmill in its original location east of Stage Harbor Road. This image was taken toward the end of the commercial life of this gristmill.
Backstory and Context
This windmill was historically restored in 2009-12 so that it can now grind corn the way it did when it was built in 1797. A few times a year the mill in set in operation and grinds grain. More information about the history of Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, its current tour schedule, and events can be found on the website.