Above is one of the best photos we've come across of the Mill. I guess we liked it so much because we didn't instantly recognize where the building was on the property. Then, we recognized the stone porch in the photo was the exact same stone porch on 302 S Main. Then we discovered the huge storage space beneath the porch that had originally been storage for the molasses to mix into the feed for the surrounding dairies. You could still smell the molasses that was stored there and when we started construction for parking, we came across a pipe running to the building that was still filled with molasses after all those years.
Gay and Jack Dahlstrom, moved their office down to the Mill after my grandfather, Cecil Ruby, died in 1993. And Gay took all of her family treasures - the old Victorian furniture that belonged to the Ruby's back in the 20's, photos of her children, and of course, the standard Texas ornament of a deer head or two. They worked there until it was renovated in 2012.