Thornton

Thornton, Colorado | The 1920 Farmers Co-Operative Elevator is a well-preserved example of a timber-framed, rural grain elevator standing in stark contrast to encroaching suburban development.  The Eastlake Farmers Co-Operative Elevator is locally significant under Commerce and Industry as an embodiment of High Plains industrial agriculture between 1920 and 1960 in rural Adams County.  During this period of improving agricultural technologies and transportation advances, the Eastlake Farmers Co-Operative Elevator reflects the shifts from rail to truck transportation and from single-grain to multiple-grain storage.  The continuity of operations at the elevator between is a testimony to the agricultural-industrial complex’s integral role in the economy of Eastlake and the surrounding region.  The Farmers Co-Operative Elevator is also significant in the area of engineering as a fine example of the economical, widespread contemporary studded elevator construction technique, a specialized response to the introduction of standardized lumber in the early twentieth century. 

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