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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Grain Silos on the Buffalo River

Buffalo, NY is graced with a series of monolithic structures built in the early 20th century whose purpose was to store huge quantities of grain delivered by huge boats that sailed the Great Lakes and finally up the Buffalo River. The grain was lifted off the boats and placed on "Grain Elevators" which lifted the grain to the tops of the silos and deposited it. They provided a large source of jobs for the residents in and around Buffalo. They are now abandoned and ripe for some type of historical reuse.

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Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Buffalo, NY, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © steve siegel