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.