City of Warren, MI

Grist Mill


This is the site of the old Grist Mill built by John and Dave Wilson in the late 1890’s. In 1911, A. V. Church bought the mill and later sold it to the Farm Bureau. In 1922, a group of Farm Bureau members organized a Co-operative Company, and the Warren CO-OP was born. Louis Bush served as President until June 1948 when John Rinke was named President serving until he retired in 1973. Originally, the mill sold grain, flour, feed, and coal, expanding in 1924 to sell home, farm, and hardware items. The CO-OP closed it’s doors in October 1995 and was ultimately demolished.

Warren Historical Commission, 1999

Location: Chicago between Mound and Van Dyke at the RR crossing

City of Warren, Michigan

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