|City/Town: • Yukon|
|Location Class: • Industrial|
|Built: ~1900 | Abandoned: N/A|
|Status: • Abandoned • Endangered|
|Contributor: • Preservation Oklahoma|
|Year(s) Listed: • 2021|
An icon of the skyline, the elevators/flour mills flanking Route 66 have been the topic of much discussion about progress and preservation in the town of Yukon. Built around 1900, the mills are a staple of the community, so much so the high school mascot is “the Millers.” Talk in the town is that the mills may be torn down to make room for a five-story, high-end office park, apartment building, and two multi-level parking garages. The mills are a source of pride for residents and the massive sign atop one of the mills was refurbished with donated funds a few years ago. The future is uncertain for the mills, as the sale is expected to close in October 2021.