Address: 301 SW 2nd Street Show Map Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
This 1904 wooden elevator is one of the few wooden elevators still standing. The structure is 60 feet tall, and now operates as a museum. Located just a block off of historic Route 66, this is one attraction not to be missed. The J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator is a premier example of a turn-of-the-last-century grain storage facility and distribution facility. It stands 55 feet tall on a brick foundation and houses eight 43-foot talk open-top storage bins. Originally built in 1904, the grain elevator has been completely restored and is the only wooden grain elevator in Illinois listed on the National Register of Historic places. It is one of three listed on the Register nationally. The Atlanta Historical Preservation Council operates the J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator as a Museum. It is open for guided tours during the summer months, and on dates guided tours are not available, visitors may explore the Elevator grounds and buildings by following a self-guided tour that includes interpretive panels and audio downloads.