Saturday, November 9, 2013

1955 Grain Elevator Construction Photo

Photo by L. LeRoy Vogler.

"A night crew pushed ahead on construction of the Odessa Union Warehouse Co.'s elevator at Ephrata. The elevator is rising at the rate of nine inches ah hour, 24 hours a day. The contractor, Larson & Bradshaw, Spokane, is using a slip form which is pushed upward by jack screws to hold the freshly poured concrete."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

My brother, Edson Gemmer was one of the form carpenters who worked on the original construction of the Odessa grain elevator. Previously, he also worked on the two new grain elevators that were built in Odessa. This was in the fall of 1949. More was added on to the elevator in 1955. (see the photo)