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North side of Rt 303 at the RR tracks east of Rt 252. These old buildings, which are still there, were the B-H-L Elevator in the 1960s. In the foreground is Valley Forge Automotive, now Valley Autoworks.
still kept moving around (it didn't have hoist so when we would go to elevator with grain they would lift the whole truck up to dump grain out of the back).
Florence Station/ Florence Illinois , The Railroad belongs to the Milwaukee Road Railroad been abandoned for years , the long building and the Grain Elevator are still standing today
Looks like Debbie or mom walking in the bottoom right of photo.
We still have the Farmall H, in the photo it is running the elevator (also still
Holcomb, IL. Neidlingers Elevator,now Heuber's. Long building across the street was Swenson Grocery which closed later on, and burned in early 90's
. The house was sold but the barn was torn down. If i remember right the barn was a chicken farm with an elevator. It was about 4-5 stories high. George
was the original path of the railroad tracks prior to the 1910's when they were elevated through Covington.
complete with a elevator. It was once a hatchery. The home and barns were built in and around 1885. This is where my mother had her beauty shop
Graham family farm, late summer of 1971.
It's harvest time for the hay, as the elevator and wagon are out, looks like the wheat has already been
This was the Shepard Homestead. The family owned multiple grain elevators in the surrounding towns. Currently the property is a rental and in very rough shape.
Farley Elevator/Coop now closed. Currently owned by Mo Dept of Transportation. Son Hendrix barn on far right now gone. Farley State Band built at this location. Later become BankLiberty. Now closed and privately owned.
Former site of the Laketon Grain elevator and the Erie Lackawanna station. Laketon Grain burned down in the late '60s, and the EL station was torn
. It was also a gas station for many years, but the pumps were removed in the 70's. This is directly across from the Columbus Elevator. I grew up in the house directly across the street.
The gambrel roofed barn is 60% collapsed and the remaining barns are surrounded by weeds and trees. You can also see the cob burner for the elevator in the top right corner of the photo.
and the built a hay elevator to put the hay to the top of the barn instead of throwing it. They quit farming when the dairy wanted them to go to a bulk tank
in front of the machine shed and elevated for a 3 stall stable and the cob house by the center trees (not seen) was moved and put on a slab for the garden shed. The hedge rows are still here.
Bowman's / DeLong Co was on south side of tracks (right) and Terra was on north side (left). DeLong Co now owns both sides - elevator on the south is gone and new ones were built on the north side.
gone replaced by another building
Main St/CR 13/Burgoon Rd just east of the elevator directly across from Post Office
Section 28 Jackson Township
The business in the picture is Bob's Feed and Supply in Melbourne, IA. My dad, William H Robinson, was the manager of the elevator at the time
My dad, my brother Dennie and I painted this grain elevator in the 1950's. It required a 60' ladder and we had to hang on to the top rung
The DeLong Company 2758 Alworth Rd Winnebago IL 61088
Railroad station is Alworth. Was probably Bowman's at the time along the Illinois Central Railroad. Elevator was burned down a few years ago - arson.
new houses. If you see something new in Lennon, that's where it used to be country. Progress I guess, but in my mind I will always remember my tiny little village with the grain elevator!
Intersection of Elevation Rd and Federal Rd. The four bay building is the old Elevation VFD. It is now located in a newer building off the bottom-left of the photo.
Harrisville grain elevator/mill. Back in the 1960s light tractors pulling grain wagons would be backed up to state rd. 32. This was during harvest