Potter and Barker Grain Elevator (NRIS 16000899)
1N298 La Fox Rd.,
Illinois. County/parish: Kane.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 27, 2016.
- Potter and Barker Grain Elevator
- The Potter and Barker Grain Elevator is a historic grain elevator located at 1N298 La Fox Road in La Fox, Illinois. The elevator was built in 1868 by former whaling ship captain Lemuel Potter and his brother-in-law Henry Barker. Part of a wave of industrial development in the Fox Valley, it served as a transfer point for grain being shipped along the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. The elevator represents an intermediate point in the transition from one-story rural elevators to taller, mechanized second stage elevators. Its small capacity is typical of the older one-story elevators, but it includes mechanized systems of unloading and raising grain common to later structures.The elevator was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 27, 2016. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/16000899