Water damage from rains and winter snow have taken a toll. Chunks of the old adobe wall are falling out and cracks are appearing throughout the old building. The water well needs replacing and the water wheel needs repairs. Though it's listed as a historic site, the Preservation Corporation receives no state or federal funding. It is totally dependent on donations, which have gone down.
Delana Clements, owner of the mill and overseer of the Old Dowlin Mill Preservation Corporation (a 501c3), is asking that everyone in Lincoln County, or anyone who appreciates the Old Mill, aid in its preservation with a tax deductible donation. No amount is too small and every bit of help is deeply appreciated. If you are interested in helping preserve the Old Dowlin Mill, donations can be made to :
Old Dowlin Mill Preservation Corp.
313 Spring Road
Ruidoso, NM 88345
For more information, call 575-257-1090.