Wisconsin's Vanishing Silos

Legacies in Stone, Brick, and Wood

Double Silo, Fieldstone and Concrete. Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Double Silo, Fieldstone and Concrete.  Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
The first vertical silos, build in the 1880’s were square and were made of wood or stone. However, the square shape created problems with the structure bowing outwards, and allowed air pockets in the corners. . (The Rise and Fall of Silos by Jennifer Gallus, Farm Horizons November 2007)
Photography by Daniel Seurer