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Penfield Elevators, Front Street, Penfield, Champaign County, IL



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Location
Front Street, Penfield, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1133
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-146).
0.1986
Significance: Penfield is located in east central Illinois, approximately 20 miles west of the Indiana border. Until recently, 2 early grain elevators with weigh station in between bordered the north edge of town. The west elevator was constructed shortly after the arrival of Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railway in 1878, which eventually became part of the Illinois Central Railroad system. The bins were constructed of 2x4 and 2x6 inch lumber laid flat and nailed horizontally (crib construction) and rested on a stone foundation...

Subjects
Grain Elevators


Related Names
Gifford Elevators
Lambert, Michael A., Delineator
Meier, Joseph, Delineator
Moore, Daniel, Delineator
Rotheroe, Kevin, Delineator
Wydick, Susan, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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