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Portage in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill

 
 
Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
1. Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill Marker
Inscription.  The oldest commercial structure still standing in Portage, the former Portage grain elevator was originally located at the corner of Shaver Road and Centre Avenue. The tile block building was constructed in 1931 to replace the wooden structure, which burned in 1930. Area farmers used this grain elevator/feed mill until it was sold to a cement company in 1952. The grain elevator was relocated to the Celery Flats Historical Area in 1990, and the facade has been accurately restored to its original condition. The structure is owned and operated by the City of Portage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 42° 12.583′ N, 85° 35.129′ W. Marker is in Portage, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on Garden Lane near Kingston Drive, on the left when traveling west. Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill is part of the Celery Flats Historical Area in Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7328 Garden Lane, Portage MI 49002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of
Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
2. Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill Marker
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portage District No. 8 School (within shouting distance of this marker); District No. 8 Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hayloft Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuart Manor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); For A Pal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Fields (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
3. Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill
Celery Flats Historical Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
4. Celery Flats Historical Area Sign
The mill is part of the Celery Flats Historical Area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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