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Cargill Grain Elevator

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Cargill Grain Elevator

Photo: Daniel Novak


1515 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203
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South Council District
SBL: 132.14-1-1
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Next to Gallagher Beach


FFZ Holdings
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Physical Description

12.6-acre property that includes the circa 1925-era 66-silo, 173-foot tall grain mill

Current Condition

Abandoned as grain facility but parcel has been recently used as boat storage


  • 1925 - Constructed by Canadian interests (Saskatchewan Co-Operative Wheat Producers Ltd.), who used it to store grain being shipped to U.S. customers.
  • 1945 - Turned over operations to Superior Grain Corp. Later that same year, a group of investors (Pool Elevator Co.) purchased the complex
  • 1952 - Purchased by Pillsbury for $1 million.
  • 1964 - Purchased by Cargill
  • 1983 - Purchased by Mackey and Langdon
  • 1983 to 2009 - Boat storage and launch facility
History courtesy Buffalo Business First

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2009 - Fire destroyed much of the rigging equipment
  • June 5, 2013 - Site sold for $475,000 at auction by FFZ Holdings. According to Buffalo Business First, the attorney for the buyer hinted at "future plans for the property may include a mix of residential, commercial and some retail options."

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Added 2013-05-07 • Last changed 2014-06-07