Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

Nebraska City, NE

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Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

The Kregel Windmill Company operated as a commercial enterprise for 88 years in the same one-story building. Today it’s a time-capsule of industry in the 1930’s.

Years of Operation:
1903-1991

Location

Nebraska City, NE

Build Date

1903

Project Date

2012

 

 

 

 

Additional Info

The Kregel Windmill Company operated as a commercial enterprise for 88 years in the same one-story building in Nebraska City, Nebraska from 1903 until 1991. The buildings uniqueness lies in that it is a time capsule, housing manufacturing tools and artifacts from as far back as 1902.

Berggren Architects accepted the challenge of preserving the space to the period of significance, 1939.  To preserve the original factory interior and building, a new shell encapsulates the side walls and roof. The historical front façade has been restored and remains exposed to the public. New fire sprinklers, HVAC equipment, and an electrical system has been installed in the museum to properly condition the space and protect the artifacts. The house next door has been equipped with accessible restrooms, and has been renovated to preserve the structure and aid in the museum operations.

 

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum