Welcome to the historic Phoenix Mill Building! The Phoenix Mill Building sits on the site of an 1800s grist mill from the long-lost Village of Phoenix. Ford Motor Company purchased the site and replaced the original mill with the building on site today. The Phoenix Mill Building was built between 1920-1922 and remains an iconic structure, rich with local and national history and significance.
The historical significance of the Phoenix Mill building cannot be understated. Originally built to produce parts for Ford’s famous Model T, the vehicle that “put the world on wheels,” the factory also built parts for the Ford Model A and produced parts for the U.S. WWII effort, becoming part of the “Arsenal of Democracy.”