The Grain Elevators, here's a panoramic photograph of the Concrete Central elevator. This massive structure was the largest elevator built on the Buffalo River (over one quarter-mile long) and had the capacity to unload 3 lake freighters at once. The elevator also had the provisions to load and unload 20 railroad cars at one time.

Today, Concrete Central sits alone and abandoned - completely cut off from its industrial life line. There have been numerous attempts to reuse the structure but its location makes it very difficult to get to. It still provides an excellent photographic opportunity while at the same time is an extremely dangerous place to visit up close.

This photograph is from the Library of Congress Panoramic Photograph Collection. By clicking

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