Early concrete grain elevators of Indianapolis

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dc.contributor.advisor Glass, James A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kleckner, Tommy G. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:46Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2002 .K59 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187402
dc.description.abstract During the nineteenth century, technological advances in grain elevator construction revolutionized bulk grain storage and handling. The mechanical elevation of grain in storage facilities was one such advancement. More importantly was the evolution in construction material from wood to reinforced concrete. Both allowed for the construction of massive grain storage facilities. Economic forces associated with the transition of agricultural production in the United States from domestic subsistence to international supplier encouraged the construction of large terminal facilities. This was particularly true in the years immediately preceding the United States' involvement in World War I. These technological advances and economic forces contributed to the development of Indianapolis as a major terminal grain center in the nation during the first half of the twentieth century. This thesis examines the history of this development, as well as, that of the reinforced concrete grain elevator in Indianapolis with a focus on three specific grain elevator facilities.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent vi, 67 leaves : ill., facsims., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Grain elevators -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Concrete construction -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History. en_US
dc.subject.other Indianapolis (Ind.) -- History. en_US
dc.title Early concrete grain elevators of Indianapolis en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1231396 en_US


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