The H-O Oats Elevator

The H-O Oats Elevator (HM1M29)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 51.389', W 78° 52.123'

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Image Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1994. Development at the H-O Oats site began in 1893, with the construction of a wood-framed cereal mill and a fed mill built for Edward Wllsworth. Ellsworth was a pioneer in the manufacture of prepared breakfast food. In addition to H-O Oats, Ellsworth developed Force Toasted Wheat Flakes and Presto Self-Rising Flour. In 1896, a brick and frame elevator was added to the cereal mill. Hecker H-O purchased the company in 1909, and added a four-story mill building, and concrete and steel elevators between 1912 and 1914. Standard Milling bought the company in 1925. In 1931, a 580,000 bushel concrete elevator was constructed. The elevator was built by the Monarch Engineering Company of Buffalo, under the design of H.R. Wait. In 1963, all production at the site ceased. The warehouse was briefly used as a tire warehouse, until a fire in 1987 destroyed most of the complex. The concrete silos were demolished in 2006.
HM NumberHM1M29
Placed ByThe Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc
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Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 674124 N 4747080
Decimal Degrees42.85648333, -78.86871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 51.389', W 78° 52.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 51' 23.34" N, 78° 52' 7.38" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 851-863 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, US
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