Here is a piece from Charles Burchfield titled, “Grain Elevators.”
” In 1842, the first grain elevator was built in Buffalo, NY. It was built by Joseph Dart, a Main Street retail merchant, at the foot of Commercial Street on the Buffalo Creek, in Buffalo. “Here is a link to the History of the Grain Elevators in Buffalo, NY.
Here is a link to the Marina and Grain Elevators on the Buffalo River, w/ Skyway bridge in background.
There is an interesting article on the interiors of the Buffalo grain elevators in Buffalo Rising.