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.