Westbrook Farmers Elevator

Westbrook Farmer’s Elevator October 2011

A going concern since the late 1800’s or early 1900’s it finally succumbed to the times and closed it’s doors in the early part of the 21st century.  Over the years I think a couple of primary reasons for closing the doors were the loss of the railroad that ran beside the elevator and the availability of semi trucks to easily haul the grain a little further to a an elevator that was thriving – which usually meant one situated next to a rail line.

I’m not sure how many we’re employed here when it was thriving, but regardless, any job loss in a small town is felt.  Westbrook Farmer’s Elevator, you will be missed.