Sunday, February 03, 2013

Old Apple Storage Building in Battle Creek ca 1840s

It stood alongside the site of the old mill race near downtown Battle Creek (the canal has since been filled in).  When constructed, it was on the southernmost part of the town, facing the mill pond and dams built by the city's founder, Sands McCamly.  It was a tour site for schoolchildren through the 1960s, demonstrating that the walls' thickness could store and preserve apples throughout the year without modern refrigeration techniques.
On Memorial Day, 2011, when tornado-force winds tore through the Surreal City, the building's top was blown off.  The rest of the structure was demolished in record time.
I just happened to have shot some video of the building in 2008.  It took me until now to find it!
And so it goes....

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