Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Perot Malting Elevator
The Industrial Heritage Trail
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 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 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). 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 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.