In the early-twentieth century, co-operative creameries were common throughout Wisconsin as the state became known as “America’s Dairyland.” Built c. 1925, the Paoli Creamery processed and sold the goods of dozens of local farmers for many decades. The co-operative method allowed local farmers to maintain their family farms, while creating an efficient system for the process and distribution of dairy products. Nestled on the Sugar River, just nine miles south of Madison, the dairy factory has now been reimagined by developer Nic Mink as a destination for travelers, diners, and dairy lovers. Through this rehabilitation, various layers of materials were removed to uncover and restore the historic creamery finishes.