October 21, 2014

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Death of a landmark: ’20s-era flour elevator coming down in Grafton

You can say one thing about this 1920s-era concrete building that once housed flour mills for Sunshine Biscuits: It was built tough.

Demolition crews have been going at the building for days now with heavy equipment without causing it to tumble, said Andy Toth, operations manager of the Grafton grain location of Town and Country Co-op.

The next step? Bring in the wrecking ball, which is expected to occur at about 8 to 10 a.m. either Wednesday or Thursday.

Residents are welcome to come out to watch the demise of a landmark, Toth said. Just stay behind the fences for safety reasons. The co-op is at 951 Mechanic St. in Grafton.

An insurance company recommended the demolition of the old building, which has been out of use since 1978, Toth said.

The old flour elevator buildng at 951 Mechanic St., Grafton. (Photo by Bruce Bishop, The Chronicle-Telegram.)

The old flour elevator buildng at 951 Mechanic St., Grafton. (Photo by Bruce Bishop, The Chronicle-Telegram.)