Friday, May 2, 2014
HOG POWDER BUILDING
There were many quaint buildings in the Amanas but one stands out near the entrance of Main Amana that is topped with a large windmill, possibly used to pump water.This is unlike any other old structure in the villages built about 1858. It has had the windmill restored, as photos show no windmill after 1890 till a few years ago. It is the hog powder building, located behind the original, old pharmacy. It was once a part of the pharmacy complex (1908), used to manufacture hog powder, a livestock feed additive in 1915 when Mr. W. Miller was the pharmacist. It was once a wood working shop of late, now used for storage.