Watertown Grain Co
West Main Street Elevator, Later on North Water Street
317 East Main Office
Son of Herman
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1899-1900 Watertown City Directory
12 17 ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF STUFFED GEESE HAS BEEN
An enormous amount of stuffed geese has been marketed here the
past two days. The Watertown
Grain Company of which Mr. H. Wertheimer is president,
has contracted for 1200 stuffed geese and in the company’s warerooms today 800
geese were packed in rows ready for shipment. The quality of the geese this
year is excellent but they are a trifle light compared with other years,
accounted for by the w arm weather which prevailed until a few days ago. The average weight is a trifle less than
twenty pounds. Most of the geese will be marketed by tomorrow but a few orders
will be filled for the New Year trade. WDTimes
07 19 FIRE AT ELEVATOR
the heavy wind and rain storm that passed over our city Monday afternoon
lightning struck and set on fire the Watertown grain elevator near NorthWestern
depot, but the prompt response of the fire department saved the building and
07 31 ELEVATOR MOVED, WEST MAIN TO NORTH WATER
H. Wertheimer will remove his elevator in a
few days from West Main Street near the Northwestern depot to the vicinity of
the sidetrack [spur] of the Northwestern
rail way just north of S. M. Eaton's & Son's factory in North Water Street. WG
Reference: This building was originally located on West Main
Street near the C & NW depot and was moved intact to North Water Street
(today near site of Fannie Lewis park).
05 03 A SEVERE STORM
From 6 till 9 o'clock a severe rain, thunder and lightning storm visited this section of the state and did considerable damage. The Watertown Grain Elevator in North Water Street was struck by lightning, fire taking place in the cupola and extending downward. The fire department responded to an alarm promptly and did good work in putting out the fire. The loss to building, grain and machinery is between $3000 and $4000, covered by insurance.
WATERTOWN GRAIN CO.
ELEVATOR IN ICE HARVESTING PHOTO
WATERTOWN GRAIN CO. ELEVATOR
WATERTOWN GRAIN COMPANY ELEVATOR
An old elevator on the west side of the Rock River was
destroyed by a spectacular fire. This elevator
had just become the specialty plant of the Globe Milling Company and was
located at the foot of Rock Street on North Water Street. The plant had been in operation for only a
year and was devoted to making a cereal binder.
The huge building was once a grain elevator and was for many years
operated by the Watertown Grain Company.
The Wertheimer interests acquired the property years before from the
Pritzlaff family which had operated the elevator. It was then located near the Chicago &
Northwestern Railroad tracks.
Incredibly, the huge grain elevator structure was
moved to the North Water Street location and set on a new foundation.
When the grain company abandoned the elevator it stood
unused for some years and later was taken over by the Globe Milling interests.
317 E Main St. Wisconsin AHI Inventory record
History of Watertown, Wisconsin