Standard Elevator


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Standard Elevator
Standard Elevator
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25 Buffalo River, Buffalo NY 14204


Physical Description

  • Capacity: Main elevator three million bushels, annex two million bushels
  • Dimensions: 357'-11-1/2" x 78'-4" (Annex)
  • The bins in the annex are the largest concrete bins ever built in Buffalo. The main bins' capacity of 102,400 bushels is more than four times that of the main bins at Concrete-Central.

Current Condition

  • In use as a grain storage facility, supplying ADM's flour mill on Ganson Street.


  • Built: 1928 by the Standard Company - Mainhouse, 1941 or 1942 - Annex.
  • Designer: A. E. Baxter Engineering Co.- Mainhouse, I.H. Faleide - Annex.
  • Builder: James Stewart Co. - Mainhouse, McKenzie Hague & Co.- Annex.
  • The Standard Mill closed in 1985, the elevator was sold to the Pillsbury Company, later sold to Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM).
  • Currently supplies ADM's flour mill on Ganson Street.
  • Also known as Hecker, Nesbitt and Pillsbury elevator.

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Added 2018-09-12 • Last changed 2018-10-02