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Atlanta in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator

Atlanta, Illinois

 
 
J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Marker
Inscription.  This grain elevator was built between April and August 1904 by a local farmer and grain dealer, J.H. Hawes. This restored elevator demonstrates the general handling and storage of grain of that era. Grain was dumped into a pit and, by a system of belts and pulleys powered by a single cylinder engine, was elevated to storage bins and eventually moved out to rail cars.
 
Erected 2001 by Illinois State Organization, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Robert W. Mitchler, State Regent 1999-2001.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1904.
 
Location. 40° 15.637′ N, 89° 14.008′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on 1st Street south of NW Race Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the entrance of J.H. Hawes Elevator museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105-211 1st St, Atlanta IL 61723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. The J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum (a few steps from this marker); Scale House #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine House #5 (within shouting distance of this marker); Box Car #6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlanta Public Library-Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bushnell Grist Mill (about 400 feet away); Library Clock Tower (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on March 4, 2001.
 
Also see . . .  J.H. Hawes Elevator on Wikipedia. Added to the National Register of Historic Places (#91000571) in 1991, it is the only restored wooden grain elevator in Illinois on the NRHP. (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Marker
J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
3. J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Marker
Marker is on the far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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