Birthplace of the Grain Elevator

Birthplace of the Grain Elevator (HM1FEJ)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14202 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 52.716', W 78° 52.972'

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In 1842, the world's first steam powered elevator to transfer and store grain opened on this site. Buffalo merchant, Joseph Dart, and machinist, Robert Dunbar, built the elevator following precedents set by Oliver Evans. Its basic principles are still used in elevators along Buffalo's waterfront.
Year Placed1990
Placed ByThe Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc. Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] JERRY MALLOY  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 672906 N 4749507
Decimal Degrees42.87860000, -78.88286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.716', W 78° 52.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 42.96" N, 78° 52' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 236-244 Erie St, Buffalo NY 14202, US
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Birthplace of the Grain Elevator commemorating the site of the first steam storage and transfer elevator in the world. Installed in the early 1990's by the Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc. and The Buffalo History Museum. Erie St., Buffalo NY

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