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Sperry Corn Elevator Complex, Weber Avenue (North side), West of Edison Street, Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA



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Item Title


Location
West of Edison Street, Stockton, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-47
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1949 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1953 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: The Sperry Corn Elevator Complex is a reminder of the great Sperry milling enterprises. Not constructed until 1920, the elevator played a distinct role in the Sperry operations and, more importantly, was the major impetus which turned the San Joaquin Valley into a major corn growing area.

Subjects
Agriculture
Brick Buildings
Grain Elevators


Related Names
Luke, Edward J.
Sperry, Austin


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL OVERVIEW OF COMPLEX, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. CONTEXTUAL OVERVIEW OF COMPLEX, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
3. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, OF EAST ELEVATION
4. OBLIQUE VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING SOUTH AND EAST FACADES
5. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTH
6. DETAIL VIEW OF SHEET METAL CORNICE AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING BASEMENT LEVEL OF MILL HOUSE
8. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING GROUND FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE
9. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING SECOND FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE
10. DETAIL VIEW OF CIRCULAR IRON STAIRWAY, SECOND FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING NORTH
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF THIRD FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
12. INTERIOR VIEW OF THIRD FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
13. INTERIOR VIEW OF FOURTH FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTH
14. DETAIL VIEW OF PERSONNEL LIFT, INTERIOR, FOURTH FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF FIFTH FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTH
16. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM FIFTH FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, OF ADJOINING WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
17. INTERIOR VIEW OF SIXTH FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF GRAIN ROLLER MILL, SIX FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF SIXTH FLOOR AREA ABOVE VERTICAL STORAGE BINS, SHOWING CONVEYOR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
20. INTERIOR VIEW OF SIXTH FLOOR AREA ABOVE VERTICAL STORAGE BINS, SHOWING CONVEYOR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
21. INTERIOR VIEW OF SIXTH FLOOR OF MILL HOUSE, SHOWING BLOWER AT RIGHT AND DUST CONTROL FILTER SYSTEM AT LEFT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
22. CONTEXTUAL VIEW FROM ROOF OF MILL HOUSE, VIEW LOOKING WEST TOWARD PORT OF STOCKTON
23. CONTEXTUAL VIEW FROM ROOF OF MILL HOUSE, VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARD DOWNTOWN STOCKTON
24. VIEW OF NORTH FACADE AT GROUND LEVEL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST THROUGH 'TUNNEL' CREATED BY ROOF COVERING RAILROAD TRACKS AND BRIDGING BETWEEN SPERRY CORN ELEVATOR COMPLEX AT LEFT AND ADJOINING WARHOUSE AT RIGHT. RAILCAR LOADING TUBES PROJECT FROM ROOF IN DISTANCE
25. VIEW LOOKING EAST THROUGH 'TUNNEL' DESCRIBED ABOVE. RAILCAR LOADING TUBES AT TOP FOREGROUND, SPERRY CORN ELEVATOR COMPLEX AT RIGHT AND ADJOINING WAREHOUSE AT LEFT
26. VIEW OF WEST FACADE, LOOKING EAST
27. OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST AND SOUTH FACADES, LOOKING NORTHEAST
28. VIEW OF NORTH FACADE OF MILL HOUSE FROM CATWALK JOINING MILL HOUSE TO ROOF AREA OF ADJOINING WAREHOUSE, LOOKING SOUTH
29. VIEW OF NORTH FACADE FROM WAREHOUSE ROOF, LOOKING SOUTH
30. CONTEXTUAL OVERVIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST
31. DETAIL VIEW OF ELECTRIC WINCH AND CABLE SYSTEM, SOUTH SIDE OF MILL HOUSE, USED TO WINCH RAIL CARS INTO LOADING POSITION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
32. STUDIO VIEW OF PLAQUE PLACED ON MILL HOUSE AT TIME OF COMPLETION, COMMEMORATING EDWARD J. LUKE (SEE TEXT)


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