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History of Windmill Station

Windmill Station has a rich history in our community dating back to the 1930s when it was first constructed for the Civilian Conservation Corps. In the 1940s it was used to house German POWs sent to Dothan from Camp Rucker during World War II.

Most people who have been in Dothan for a while can at least remember the site as a collection of colorful buildings used as a flea market.

Eddie Donaldson bought the property and began to turn it into what it is today. When he bought the property he could see the potential.  Floors were covered in water and the walls and roof leaked. The first thing Donaldson did was fix the leaks, put a new roof on the main building and completely insulate it. Donaldson was determined to save and re-use what materials he could. Crews have salvaged wood, numbering each piece carefully for re-use. Rotten wood has been replaced with new wood when necessary.

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