Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Saskatchewan Pool Elevator
The Industrial Heritage Trail
Image Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1990.
The Saskatchewan Pool Elevator, was built in 1925 by the Monarch Engineering Company for the Canadian Farmers Cooperative. Its designer was C.D. Howe, a noted civil engineer and politician. It is the only grain elevator located on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, and was built on fill in order to allow access to the deepest part of the lake. The elevator is built on over 2,700 wooden piles driven to bedrock.
During its operation, the elevator had excellent deep-draft vessel capacity for unloading ships, and was well served by the Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was one of the fastest grain facilities for materials handling in Buffalo.
Pillsbury Mills purchased the elevator in 1952, and operated it until 1962. Cargill Corporation purchased the elevator in 1964, and planned to use it sa a winter grain facility. Unfortunately, Cargill soon left Buffalo, and abandoned the elevator. As of 2012, the elevator served as a winter boat storage facility.
Erected by The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.
Location. 42° 51.392′ N, 78° 52.125′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Fuhrmann Boulevard ¼ mile Touch 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 Standard Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Wheeler / GLF Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Spencer Kellogg Elevator (here, next to this marker); The H-O Oats Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Lake and Rail Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Marine "A" Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Perot Malting Elevator (here, next to this marker); The American Elevator (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.