Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Grain Elevator

This grain elevator is one of five remaining in the province of Ontario and has been around since 1922. It has sat unused for many years and survived demolition in 2004. The debate to tear it has resurfaced. Its the need for more commuter parking versus the preservation of an old building.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Ken, what wonderful light you've captured in this great grain elevator photo. Really nice. That must be a tough decision for the community to make. I associate these with the prairie provinces, and I bet Ontario would like some reminders of its own more agrarian days.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

The D in D & T said...

I like this photo. Very much. Personally I think it would a shame for this to be replaced by a car park.

iBlowfish said...

Beautiful shot! This look more impressive when I clicked to the bigger size of picture.

Greg said...

I hope it survives - it looks quite impressive.

We had some grain elevators here that were converted to apartments but as they are now hugely expensive i have no idea what they are like inside :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

If we keep tearing down our old buildings, we'll NEVER have the kinds of heritage sites that Europe has. What ARE people thinking?

AraratDailyPhoto said...

Oh - it's a BEAUTIFUL building!
(and a beautifully taken photo).
It's so sad when old building go.
I especially hate seeing old houses pulled down and 3 or 4 units built in their place.

Destitute Rebel said...

Great pricture, it would be a shame to lose history to a parking lot.