Title: Santa Fe Grain Elevators
Capture Date/Time: March 7 2010 11:57
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 40mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 1/400 sec
Taken during my Sunday morning bike ride, the Santa Fe Railroad Grain Elevators is more casually known as the "Damen Silos."
This large grain processing complex was built in 1906. In 1932, a grain dust explosion ignited a fire which destroyed the original timber and brick building. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad rebuilt the concrete processing house with fourteen reinforced concrete silos. After reconstruction, the railroad leased the facility to the Stratton Grain Company. It has long been abandoned.