Isaac Chase Mill
Backstory and Context
The Chase Mill gets its name from Isaac Chase, the man farmed on the land on which the mill was built. Chase Mill was designed by Fredrick Kessler, a very prominent mill architect who settled with the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. Construction of the mill started in 1848 and progressed slowly until it was mostly completed in 1852. Used to grind wheat, the Mill's use skyrocketed in 1857 when the mill provided grist for free during a famine.
Today, the Chase Mill boasts an energy efficient and environmentally aware space that serves the community and aviary visitors. It maintains its historic character while providing visitors with a glimpse of Utah's earliest history.