The Wheeler / GLF Elevator

The Wheeler / GLF Elevator (HM1M1O)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
Buy New York State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 42° 51.392', W 78° 52.126'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Image Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1994. The Wheeler Elevator, designed by H.R. Wait, was built in 1909 by the Monarch Engineering Company. The elevator had several unique features. It was the first elevator in Buffalo, and one of the first in America, to feature outer space "pocket bins", which utilized the pockets of space between the outside bins. It was also the only "modern" elevator that had open top bins, saving on construction costs and slightly increasing storage capacity, but increasing the likelihood of grain dust explosion. The elevator had a stationary marine leg and was designed to have an unloading capacity of 50,000 bushels per hour, the largest of all the Buffalo elevators. The site was extensively developed after 1929, when the Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) purchased the elevator. A large animal feed mill was added to the site in 1930. A six bin, 300,000 bushel elevator and two story warehouse was added in 1936. The 1,000,000 bushel GLF "A" elevator was added in 1941. All the additions were designed by Allan H. Baxter, son of A.E. Baxter. At one point, the mil was large enough to load over 100 rail cars per day with cattle, hog, and poultry feed.
HM NumberHM1M1O
Placed ByThe Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 674119 N 4747086
Decimal Degrees42.85653333, -78.86876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 51.392', W 78° 52.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 51' 23.52" N, 78° 52' 7.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 851-863 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?