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DeZwaan Windmill Repairs Underway

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The historic DeZwaan windmill at Windmill Island Gardens in Holland.
The historic DeZwaan windmill at Windmill Island Gardens in Holland.

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - One of Holland’s landmarks is off-limits right now.

Work on renovating the DeZwaan Windmill began in earnest yesterday when the blades of the 252-year-old, authentic Dutch structure were taken down, and the top is slated for removal today. According to Mayor Kurt Dykstra, the 750 thousand-dollar project to restore the milling capabilities of the windmill, along with other improvements, should be completed by late this year in order to have it working by next spring’s Tulip Time Festival. A fundraising effort to generate 2.1 million dollars for renovating the entire Windmill Island Gardens site is ongoing. While the windmill is closed, the rest of the island is open to the public at reduced rates for visitors to the Tulip City; admission to the park is free for Holland area residents.

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