THE MILLS PRECINCT’S FOUNDATIONS ARE SET IN THE HEART OF ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST REGIONS OF PRODUCE AND INNOVATION
Since 1898, Defiance Flour has been an iconic name in the Toowoomba region for the milling of flour. After an initial opening in Russell Street, the ‘Mill’ relocated one year later to 269-291 Ruthven Street.
The main flour Milling building was constructed in 1911 and still stands today as an impressive piece of turn of the century architecture by W Hodgen.
The centrepiece of the Mills Precinct is undoubtedly the Silo Hall. This CBD landmark is wrapped with railway enclaves, clerestorey warehouses and intimate milling buildings to form a rugged yet mesmerising architectural fabric.