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Gardner Mill

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


The current Gardner Mill was a replacement of an earlier one, and included Federal architecture styling. It is the only surviving mill in Utah that is documented to be one of Gardner's works.

undated photo of Archibald Gardner
Gardner Mill as it looks today. This photo of the mill only shows a portion of what is now the Gardner Mill Village Shopping Center. More can be seen in the center's official website below.
early-mid 20th century photo of mill after years of abandonment before becoming a shopping center.


The Gardner Mill was built in 1877. It includes Greek Revival, and Federal architecture and has also been known as West Jordan Mill. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

It is historically significant for association with Archibald Gardner, its builder and the builder of more than 30 flour mills, sawmills, and other mills in Utah and Wyoming, as well as having built canals, roads, and dams. A native of Canada, Gardner converted to the LDS faith in the church's years in Nauvoo, Illinois. He treked west in a handcart company to the Salt Lake Valley following the church's founder's, Joseph Smith, murder by a mob, along with brother Hyrum and when the church members were forced out of their town of Nauvoo. 

The mill and surrounding buildings have been turned into a shopping center called Gardner Village. The mill itself houses a restaurant and a furniture store.

1050 W. 7800 South
West Jordan, Utah 84047
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This location was created on 2015-07-27 by Mike Emett, Marshall University Libraries.   It was last updated on 2015-07-31 by Mike Emett, Marshall University Libraries.

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