Wisconsin's Vanishing Silos

Legacies in Stone, Brick, and Wood

Double Silo, Wood and Glazed Brick. Ixonia, Wisconsin
Double Silo, Wood and Glazed Brick.  Ixonia, Wisconsin
The round wood silo with horizontal siding became known as the King (named after E.H. King a professor of agricultural physics at the University of Wisconsin), or Wisconsin, silo. The USDA wtill recommended using a modified version of it up until the 1920s. (Silos: an agricultural success story by Peggy Lee Beedle UW-Extension
Photography by Daniel Seurer