The Changing Identity Of Mill Avenue

September 13, 2013

The Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe has been through a lot including multiple fires, one in 1895 and another in 1917. The current incarnation came into being in 1918 and continued operating as a working mill for 80 years. Beginning Saturday, the historic site will become an art gallery of sorts with two new pieces of sculpture.

Tempe’s centerpiece of downtown, Mill Avenue, was not surprisingly named for the flour mill, and it, like its namesake, has gone through multiple metamorphoses.

 Mary Ann Miller is the president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.