Friday, September 25, 2015

Pic Today 9/25/15






MISSOURI'S
HISTORIC BRICK SILOS

In the late 1800's,
grain silos were often made of
red clay bricks from Missouri.

The state was rich with clay soils,
especially north of the Missouri River.
Many brick companies established
factories throughout the middle of the state,
and are still in business today.

At the turn of the century,
fine brick homes were built
throughout St. Louis and Kansas City
(still standing today),
and the grand beer breweries in St. Louis
featured all-brick grain silos
(like the old Lemp Brewery,
still standing today.)

And there are still century farms
west of St. Louis, with brick silos
standing in the field.

8 comments:

  1. Nice, very nice place and souvenirs of and old time. Beautiful compositions in all of the pics!
    Interesting as always

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  2. Very graphic pictures of those silos.
    I don't remember seeing any made of brick here, only metal unfortunately for the environment.
    A little reminder of the twin tower in N°2, maybe?!!
    It is always fun to discover what attracts your eye!!
    Keep well Rick :)

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  3. Estás haciendo un gran trabajo.
    Me gusta mucho la historia y poco a poco voy conociendo Missouri.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Love silos! We have plenty of them all over Ontario.

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  5. Missouri; so much country. I should visit

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  6. When I saw the two first photos I said to myself: Wooowww!!!

    Speaking about bricks... it reminded me about the three little pigs story!

    :)))

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  7. Lindas fotos Rick! Sua cidade é mesmo linda!
    xxx

    http://simplesmentelilly.blogspot.com.br/

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