1405 Mungo Scott Flour Mill
Mungo Scott Flour Mill
The Mungo Scott Flour Mill was built circa 1922. The silos were added from around the 1950s onwards.
The mill was serviced via the north-south goods railway line which was built during World War 1.
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Mungo Scott Flour Mill was an important industrial complex, being the only one of its kind in Ashfield and an example of a very rare type fulfilling it’s original functions in the Sydney area until October 2007 when operations were wound up.
It has manifest historical associations, a compelling and impressive landmark scale and presence, considerable architectural and engineering values, and landscape interest.
Strategically located on the edge of the municipality alongside the goods railway and over the Hawthorne Canal, the complex has an appropriate visual relationship with its surroundings.
The flour mill has been owned by several companies, including Mungo Scott, Goodman Fielder, and then Allied Mills.
In 2009, the mills were sold to a consortium, Flour Mill of Summer Hill who are redeveloping the former mill site into a residential and commercial precinct.
When it comes to preserving heritage in this day and age, I think something has to be done to make use of the building, or they suffer the same fate as any other that is left to be demolished by neglect.
I think this is a good example of reuse that is beneficial to the entire community.
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