Square silos are fairly uncommon nationwide but especially in the Deep South. They’re usually associated with the Upper Great Plains and Canadian Prairie Provinces; they’re often called grain elevators when built in this fashion. These photographs were made in 2016, so I hope these are still standing. If so, they’re rare resources and I’m glad to share them.
Tag Archives: Georgia Silos & Grain Elevators
Grain Elevator, Alma
Wooden grain elevators are rare in Georgia and this one in Alma has always been a favorite. It is now part of a larger structure that includes a church.
Milan Peanut Company
Silo, Candler County
As you can tell by things that I photograph, not everything I capture is literally vanishing. It’s still my focus and will remain so to document old farmhouses and barns, small town architectural landmarks, country churches and the like. But since population trends suggest that fewer people are living in rural America and more are being pulled into the cities for work, I think nearly everything that represents our rural heritage is worth recording.
Folk Victorian Farmhouse & Silos, Emmalane
It’s possible a dairy was located here.
The Peanut Farmer Mural, Colquitt
Famed mural artist Charlie Johnston created “The Peanut Farmer”, one of the largest murals in the United States. It’s nearly 100 feet tall and covers virtually all 26,700 square feet of the Birdsong Peanut Company’s Colquitt silos. It’s one of numerous excellent murals in this friendly farming town.