National and State Register

Paris Mill

Park County

The Paris Mill is significant in the area of industry, engineering and architecture, from 1895 when it first opened, to 1937, when mill operations ceased. The facility was instrumental in the success of the greater Paris Mine, a major gold producer important to western Park County. 

A photo of the mill with tall pitched roofs and wooden side panels.

Paris Mill

In providing ore treatment, and hence reducing freight and smelting costs, the mill allowed a succession of mine operators to produce higher volumes of complex ore over longer periods of time than was otherwise economically possible.  The mill exemplifies a gold cyanidation and flotation concentration facility as defined in the Mining Industry in Colorado Multiple Property Documentation Form.