Buffalo is one of those cities where you can really feel the industrial history of the city, and appreciate that it was a key transshipping point in the late 19th and early 20th century. One of the areas where this is most apparent is in the striking collection of active and abandoned silos called “Silo City“. A bend of the Buffalo River — where Silo City is seated — was part of the historic Buffalo Creek Reservation, and home to regional indigenous populations for centuries prior to its use for grain storage and milling as the Erie Canal’s Western terminus became a primary shipping and logistics hub.
Photos in this collection highlight the unique architecture and industrial decay of this site. I climbed around inside and outside several silos, capturing photographs of:
- light and shadow inside the silos
- trademark grafitti of transient occupants
- idled machinery and milling gear
- decaying / rusting buildings and equipment
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All photos are licensed under the following Digital Image License.