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Concrete Central Grain Elevator

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Concrete Central Grain Elevator. Photo by HAER, 1994


175 Buffalo River, Buffalo NY 14203
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SBL: 122.15-2-1
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Physical Description

The largest grain elevator ever built in the Buffalo area, and the furthest upriver on the Buffalo River. Not accessible by road; can be viewed from Catherine Street or from the river.

Current Condition

Abandoned. Being scrapped heavily.


Built by the Eastern Grain Mill and Elevator Company in three stages between 1915 and 1917. Designed by H. R. Wait. Used for grain transshipment until 1966.

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Added 2013-08-12 • Last changed 2013-08-12