Diamond Bar dedicates historic windmill today

Diamond Bar is holding a special dedication ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. today to officially recognize the Diamond Bar Windmill as a local historic landmark.

The windmill, located near the intersection of Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue, has been part of Diamond Bar since the area was ranchland grazed by livestock. Accounts by several longtime residents credit Don Ury, then vice president of the Transamerica Corporation (the first and major developer of Diamond Bar), with preserving the windmill.

The windmill belongs to Retail Opportunities Investment Corporation (ROIC), the owners of the Diamond Bar Towne Center. However, as of August 2014, the City has perpetual access to both the structure and the immediate property where it stands for purposes of carrying out routine maintenance work to keep it structurally sound.

For more information about the windmill dedication event, contact the City’s Public Information Division at 909.839.7055 or info@diamondbarca.gov.

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