The unique and remarkably intact mill building could become the central historic attraction of the Ute Ulay site, as well as another source of revenue. There may be potential for a partnership with the Hard Tack Mine, and with miner Matt Ingram, who could give tours or record an audio guide.
|Mill Building with Walkway Superstructure|
Building walkways around and through the mill would solve the problem of a costly indoor restoration, allowing visitors to view the complex machinery and imagine the milling process. A sound artist could be invited to repurpose some of the machinery as kinetic sculptures, giving visitors a sense of the industrial cacophony inside a working ore mill.The assayer’s office next to the mill might be reused as a workspace for a resident artist or writer or building administrator.