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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Perot Malting Elevator

The Industrial Heritage Trail

 
 
The Perot Malting Elevator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
1. The Perot Malting Elevator Marker
Inscription.
Image Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1994.

The perot Company, a business dating back to the late 1600s in Philadelphia, relocated its operations to Buffalo in 1907. The company commissioned the construction of a malt house and 300,000 bushel elevator by the James Stewart Company. In 1933, an additional 300,000 bushels of storage was added to the elevator by the Monarch Engineering Company.

The elevator was constructed without any marine legs, despite the malting company's desirable riverside location. Between 1907 and 1922, the malt house received all its barley via railroad. In 1922, an agreement was struck between the American Elevator and Perot that allowed the American to handle water-borne shipments for the Perot. Perot's barley shipments were conveyed from the American via an overhead belting system.

Perot Malting continued as Buffalo's largest malt house until 1962, when the facility was sold. It has since gone through a succession of owners. As of 2010, the elevator is idle, but is maintained for future use.
 
Erected by The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.
 
Location. 42° 51.388′ N, 78° 52.122′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie
Marker and Companion Image Panels image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
2. Marker and Companion Image Panels
County. Marker is on Fuhrmann Boulevard mile north of Ohio Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lake and Rail Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Marine "A" Elevator (here, next to this marker); The H-O Oats Elevator (here, next to this marker); The American Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Cargill Superior Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Electric Elevator Annex (here, next to this marker); The Saskatchewan Pool Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Wheeler / GLF Elevator (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Northward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
3. Northward
Marker is on the center cylindrical rebar skeleton, facing northbound traffic.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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