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The DeZwaan Windmill is Turning Again

DeZwaan Windmill
DeZwaan Windmill

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) -- The windmill is turning.  Repairs have been completed at the DeZwaan Windmill ahead of schedule.  The replacement of the observation deck and support beams to the 252-year-old Windmill in 2012 revealed some bigger problems.  Workers discovered that the beam that spans the Windmill’s cap, a pivotal piece in it’s function, was cracked.  The Windmill was shut down at that time.  The turret and cap were removed and rebuilt, including the 80-foot vanes of the turret.  The new cap features a copper tile roof.  Each tile was hand-bent and fitted to insure everything fit together properly.  Windmill Gardens will reopen in the Spring.  You can find more information at Holland.org or by calling 800-506-1299.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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