Rock Valley, Iowa–In June 1950, Farmers’ Elevator Guide reported a 270,000-bushel, $125,000 concrete grain storage elevator was being put up by Farmers Elevator Company.
In November the same publication reported an October 7 open house at the facility. Final cost and capacity were $150,000 and 310,000 bushels. This was “said to be the second largest in the northwest section of Iowa.”
Other key dimensions:
- A footprint of 65 by 85 feet
- Height: 160 feet
- 34 bins ranging from 300 bushels to 28,000 in capacity
Features included a “cleaner room” and a grain dryer adjacent to the elevator.
Tillotson Construction Company, of Omaha, contracted the work.
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