Monday, February 8, 2021

Calumet Grain & Elevator Co


An excerpt from a photo posted by Michael Mora
Circa 1895 photo of early industry along Calumet River just past harbor, by Army Engineers on National Archives website. Mislabeled as Chicago Harbor on website. Find the clues to the correct location. Link here:
This goes with prior post here of some "untitled" photos/location not identified in National Archives, but also of Calumet Harbor and River, from same set.

Bob Lalich: The bridges on the left edge were the railroad swing bridges over the Calumet River, later replaced by the lift bridges. The original truss bridge at 95th St is seen a little to the right of the left edge.
Dennis DeBruler: The elevators between 95th and the swing bridges had the name Calumet Grain & Elev. Co. according to a 1901 Sanborn Map.

1901 Sanborn Map

Digitally Zoomed

The grain elevator was gone by 1938.
1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP

1 comment:

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