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The Standard Elevator

The Industrial Heritage Trail

 
 
The Standard Elevator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
1. The Standard Elevator Marker
Inscription.
Image Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1985.

The Standard Elevator stands next to the Buffalo River, immediately upstream of the Ohio Street Bridge. It was built in two phases of development. It was designed by the A.E. Baxter Engineering Company, and built in 1928 by the James Stewart Company. The 3,000,000 bushel facility was to be part of a large flour milling complex. However, the plans were scaled down, and only the elevator was built. It served as a transfer elevator, supplying Standard's Seneca Street flour mill and other mills.

In 1940, the Standard Company revived its original plans to build a mill and an annex to the elevator on the site. Once again, however, the plans were not completed, and only the 2,000,000 bushel elevator annex was added in 1942.

When the Standard Mill closed in 1985, he elevator was sold to the Pillsbury Company to replace the closed Great Northern Elevator. The elevator was later sold to Archer-Daniels Midland, and as of 2010 continues to supply their flour mill on Ganson Street.
 
Erected by The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.
 
Location. 42° 51.392′ N, 78° 52.126′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County
Marker and Companion Image Panels image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
2. Marker and Companion Image Panels
. Marker is on Fuhrmann Boulevard mile north of Ohio Street, on the right when traveling south. 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 Wheeler / GLF Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Saskatchewan Pool 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 Marine "A" Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Lake and Rail Elevator (here, next to this marker); The Perot Malting Elevator (a few steps from this marker); The American Elevator (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
3. Southward
Marker is on the closest cylindrical rebar skeleton, facing southbound traffic.
 
 
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 132 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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