AKA: Globe Grain and Milling Company, Milling Plant, Sacramento, CA

Structure Type: built works _ industrial buildings - processing plant

Designers: Applied Architecture, Incorporated (firm); Miyamoto International, Earthquake and Structural Engineers (firm); Oscar Joseph Herold (architect); H. Kit Miyamoto

Dates: constructed 1913-1914

5 stories

1131 C Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Building History

The Phoenix Milling Company opened its first flour mill in Sacramento, CA, at 13th and J Street in 1853. This first plant operated at 13th and J until 1913, when the firm began building a larger, more modern mill at 12th and C Streets completed in 1914. Its architect

Phoenix operated here until the economic slowdown of 1919, when it sold all of its faciliites to the Los Angeles-based Globe Grain and Milling Company for $1 million. Globe used the plant until 1940, when the Minneapolis-based flour giant, Pillsbury Company purchased it, and continued to use it until 1968.

After remaining empty for about four decades, the plant was rehabilitated into an apartment loft building, the Globe Mill Lofts, containing 31 units.


While it remained empty between 1968 and c. 2006, the Globe Mills plant suffered several fires.

A major renovation occurred during the mid-2000s on this long-vacant building, turning the mill into an rental loft building and senior housing. Applied Architecture, Incorporated, worked with Miyamoto Earthquake Structural Engineers on this $30 million rehabilitation that was completed in 2008.

PCAD id: 21707