Creamery, Lake Benton, MN

Creamery, Lake Benton, MN

This beautiful creamery was built of ACO Bricks from Springfield, MN.  At least some of the bricks are marked with ACO and the color is consistent with bricks produced by ACO.  The creamery is right next to the lake.  I haven’t been to Lake Benton in a couple of years, but was saddened to hear the creamery has been torn down.

It’s understandable, the economics of renovating the building to put a business in there just aren’t favorable.   Still it was a building that gave distinction to a small town due to it’s architecture and was a common business in most small towns in farm country prior to  1940.  Minnesota was the center of the dairy industry and nicknamed the butter capital of the world.