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Peavy, Frank

Peavey-Haglin Concrete Grain Elevator
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BuildingsEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 19005505 Minnesota 7 Service RdSt. Louis ParkState: MNZip: 55416Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/peavy-haglin-concrete-grain-elevator/Creator: Peavy, Frank , Haglin, Charles

No image dominates the Midwestern landscape like the monolithic grain elevator, whose present shape and construction owe much to grain company operator Frank Peavy and architect-builder Charles Haglin.

Wanting to improve on the flammability and cost of traditional wood-cribbed construction, Peavy speculated that reinforced concrete, in its infancy at the turn of the century, would outperform other materials. But critics feared that the elevator would collapse due to the vacuum created when grain was emptied from the air-tight structure.

YearAdded:
1983
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Original Uploader was Elkman (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Peavey-Haglin Concrete Grain ElevatorEra_date_from: 1900
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