Michigan Roadside Attractions: Michigan Paper Company Mill (Plainwell City Hall)
Michigan Roadside Attractions is a periodic feature on Travel the Mitten that will explore the many interesting things that can be found on the highways, byways and back roads of Michigan, ranging from the interesting to unusual.
It’s hard to drive through the city of Plainwell in Allegan County and not see the Michigan Paper Company Mill. The sprawling complex is located in the heart of downtown next to the Kalamazoo River. The river runs through downtown Plainwell and was instrumental in the paper industry’s success in the area. Despite the mill closing in 2000, it was redeveloped for new use rather than being torn down or becoming an eyesore.