Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 1042
Historic Name FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR
Description of Significance IN 1942, THE FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR IN HENNESSEY WAS IDENTIFIED AS ONE OF THE MOST MODERN CONCRETE GRAIN STORAGE FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY. BUILT BETWEEN 1931 AND 1938, THE FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR INCLUDES FOUR CYLINDRICAL SHAPED BINS, REACHING UP TO 110 FEET IN HEIGHT. THIS ELEVATOR ILLUSTRATES THE SUCCESS OF THE COOP MOVEMENT AND LARGER HARVEST YIELDS DESPITE THE EFFECTS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 9/3/2000.
Current Name SAME
Address 121 WEST KANSAS STREET
City HENNESSEY
County KINGFISHER
Lot
Block
Current Section 24, SE 1/4
Township T19N
Range R7W
Type STRUCTURE
Historic Function AGRICULTURE/SUBSISTENCE: STORAGE
Current Function AGRICULTURE/SUBSISTENCE: STORAGE
Area Signficance 1 AGRICULTURE
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE/ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared 06/01/90
Year Built 1931-1938
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder CHALMERS AND BORTON, AND BURRELL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Architectural Style OTHER: CONCRETE COUNTRY ELEVATOR
Roof Material CONCRETE
Wall Material CONCRETE
Window Material STEEL
Door Material STEEL
Decorative Details
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted N