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Great Northern grain elevator, Buffalo, NY
Great Northern Elevator Abstract Pattern
Black & white photograph
Maximum print: 22 x 14
2013

Prices:

22 x 14
Print…………….……$50
Matted in 28 x 20......$70
Matted & framed…..$100

11 x 7
Print…………….....…$25
Matted in 14 x 11…...$35
Matted & framed...….$50

The Great Northern grain elevator, designed by engineer Max Toltz and built by D.A. Robinson of Chicago and completed in 1898, is the last of the so-called "brick box" elevators still standing in North America. The bricks are a weather barrier for an independent system of steel bins inside. Originally called the Mutual Elevator, it was owned by the Pillsbury company from 1935 to 1981. It was purchased by Archer, Daniels, Midland Company in the 1990s. The photograph shows weathered brick patterns on the west side of the structure.