Grinding Shop II

This abandoned wood grinding shop was in operation since the end of the 19th century. The facilities included a hydropower plant that was integrated into the building during its construction.

The shop was used until the 1950s.

The legal basis for the construction of the wood grinding shop was a 100-year lease contract from the 1800s. The Royal Forest Treasury allowed the former landowner to create a weir and a water supply trench in the river to use the water to run the wood-cutting shop. It is unknown whether the grinding shop was operated as such

Abandoned wood grinding shop in the Harz mountains of Germany | Verlassene Schleiferei im Harz

even after the hydropower plant was shut down.

There are stories about the building being checked after and secured with an alarm system; a rumor supported by the overall relatively good condition of the building and the machines.

GALLERY UPDATE: New photos taken on May 20, 2018

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