Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Concrete-Central, continued

Here an unknown photographer has done for the "backside" of the Concrete-Central Elevator in Buffalo, New York (1915-1917) what the Buffalo-based photographer named Hare did for its "front": position herself so that she could capture the entire quarter-mile-long structure in a single frame.

Note well the system of spouts that conducted grain down into the train shed that was erected next to the Concrete-Central. This train shed also contained a series of pits into which railcars could unload their cargoes.

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