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J. H. Hawes Elevator

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Area  less than one acre
Architectural style  Wooden grain elevator
Added to NRHP  17 May 1991
Built by  McIntyre & Wykle
NRHP Reference #  91000571
J. H. Hawes Elevator
Location  2nd St., Atlanta, Illinois

The J. H. Hawes Elevator is a historic grain elevator located on 2nd Street in Atlanta, Illinois. The elevator was built in 1903 along the Illinois Midland Railroad; it was used to store locally farmed grain before the railroad shipped it to cities such as Peoria, Decatur, and Terre Haute, Indiana. Built by McIntyre and Wykle, the elevator is an example of a studded grain elevator, which uses vertical wooden studs in its walls to form its internal grain bins. The elevator operated until 1975. It was later restored to its original condition and is now a museum.

The elevator was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1991. It is the only restored wooden grain elevator on the National Register in Illinois.


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