New Elevator at Roggen Skyscraper of the Plains
It is 119 and a half feet to the top of the bins and 157 feet to the top of the head house. The eight silos in the elevator have a network of 19 bins with a total capacity of 250,000 bushels.
Completion of the elevator in September gave the association a total storage capacity of 330,000 bushels, with the old elevator, shown in the foreground.
It also provided the association with the most modern equipment for grinding, rolling and mixing grain.
The contractor was Mayer-Osborn company of Denver.
Photo by Robert Widlund, Greeley (Colo.) Daily Tribune, undated (1950)
- Mayer-Osborn’s new elevator will tower over the Burlington tracks at Roggen (ourgrandfathersgrainelevators.com)