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From the building of the Erie Canal in 1825 through the completion of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, Buffalo was the transshipment point between lake freighters carrying Midwest grain and railroad cars bound for the East Cost and beyond. Grain elevators were modernized in Buffalo, and the city's famous for its large number of elevators, the largest number of them in one location in the world.

These iconic industrial buildings were a mainstay of Buffalo's economy for decades, and were influential on 20th Century architecture, for both form and materials.

Almost all of Buffalo's grain elevators are vacant and unused, though new uses are being found for these large structures.


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