Shopping Cart

Ghost Towns of Washington: Seattle’s Fisher Flour Mill

A calendar from 2000 hangs from a wall, scrawled with a chilling message within the former Fisher Flour Mill.

A peek into a Harbor Island landmark built shortly after the turn of the century in Seattle. Once a symbol of industrial expansion in the Pacific Northwest after opening for operation in 1911, the afternoon sun now beats down on the colossal, abandoned beast of the former Fisher Flour Mill, photographed Thursday, June 5, 2014, near 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Lander Street on the man-made Harbor Island in Seattle, Wash.

The mill’s opening on June 1, 1911, was coordinated as part of the city’s “Progress and Prosperity Day,” organized by then-Mayor George W. Dilling. Fisher sold the Harbor Island mill and other milling assets to Pendleton Flour Mills in 2001 for $31 million. In 2002, Pendleton stopped milling at the site and announced plans to close the facility and sell it. The following year, the King County Council voted 7-4 to buy the 12.1-acre property. It was sold for $8.5 million, plus $180,000 in site-evaluation costs… read more and view the gallery >

More Gourmet Blogage

Cali Style

This tastefully customized narrow eye ’72 Baja is the tits 😍 #VW #BajaBug #1972 #OffRoad #SoCal #Empi #Bug #AirCooled #Centerline #Glamis #tshirts #vintagestyle #psyne #psyneco

Read More »

Tennent’s Lager Lovelies

The Tennent’s Lager ‘lovelies’ from 1981 featured wives and girlfriends of loyal Tennent’s beer drinkers on special cans. #TennentsLager #Beer #ScottishBeer #VintageBeerCans #PinupGirls #Vintage #Psyne

Read More »

from the shop

check out more designs in the shop »

Drop your email addy to subscribe to our occasional newsletter with a few blog posts, new designs, and even coupon codes and deals.

Psyne Co.