Gizella Mill

Erected in 1880 Gizella Mill was among the last three steam mills of the 19 big steam mills operating in Budapest. Like most mills in the Hungarian capital, it was producing wheat flour, semolina and wheat bran. Around the Millennium (1896) it employed almost 400 people. Like many other mills, Gizella Mill was also burnt down (1921) but the owners were able to rebuild it after a few months.

In World War II most existing mills of Budapest were seriously damaged or burned down, but Gizella Mill was unharmed. The mill was nationalised in 1948, and was in operation as a state-owned company until 1963, when the Soroksári Road was rebuilt and the mill lost its rail connection. In the following decades the main building was used as a warehouse, continuously degrading.

Between 2005-2008 the mill was rebuilt for residential use encompassing a total of 104 luxury loft apartments.


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Copyright ©: Text and photos by Károly Teleki Industrial Heritage Hungary

Source: 1) Budapest műszaki útmutatója 1896 (reprint). Edvi Illés Aladár (szerkesztő). TERC Kft., 2005. 2) Technikai fejlődésünk története 1867-1927. Magyar Mérnök- és Építész-Egylet, Stádium Rt., 1928. 3) Gőzmalmok a Duna partján. Klement Judit (szerző). Holnap Kiadó, 2010.