Grain Elevators

Once a testament to Buffalo's industrial successes, these grey towers now stand unused.

Found throughout the city along its waterways, these structures were used for holding, measuring and testing grain. Their primary innovation was to speed up the unloading of grain from boats.

Over the course of half a year, I had the chance to visit a number of these structures.

This gallery includes photos of these grain elevators:

For historical details and the context in which the elevators were created, I recommend visiting this site: Grain Elevator History at Buffalo History Works