The Creamery

Built in 1916, this historic creamery was designed by Frederic J. DeLongchamps, one of Nevada’s most celebrated commercial architects.

The building was used by the Minden Butter Manufacturing Company to pasteurize its products. The Company became the largest creamery in Nevada, shipping on an international scale. It was organized to market Carson Valley produce, particularly butter, under the Windmill brand.

the Carlito still
fermentation tanks in the creamery

Windmill products were marketed primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they established a reputation for quality for Carson Valley agricultural products. The creamery was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 6, 1986.

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