Chase Grain Elevator

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Chase Grain Elevator
Chase Grain Elevator, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.jpg
Location 123 Railroad St.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°10′44″N 89°12′50″W / 43.178762°N 89.213968°W / 43.178762; -89.213968Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 89°12′50″W / 43.178762°N 89.213968°W / 43.178762; -89.213968
Built 1922
NRHP Reference # 10000540
Added to NRHP August 12, 2010
Chase Grain Elevator (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin).jpg
Elevator silos viewed from the railroad tracks, showing the pocket bin in the center.

The Chase Grain Elevator is a grain elevator located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It was built in 1922 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[2] It is the last known tile elevator remaining in Wisconsin.[1]


Chase Grain Elevator was constructed in 1922 on the site of a previous Chase & Sons elevator that burned down in the winter of 1921/22. The fireproof tile elevator was planned to have a capacity of 13,500 bushels.[3] In March 1922, it was expected to cost $20,000 (US$286,163 today).[4]

The elevator is said to illustrate experimental construction techniques during the transition from between wood and concrete elevators. Tile elevator construction ended around 1925.[1]

The elevator consists of two cylindrical grain bins, with a third "pocket" bin created from a semi-circle of tile linking the two main bins.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Chase Grain Elevator". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken On Properties". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin". The Price Current-grain Reporter Year Book. 88: 23. October 18, 1922. 
  4. ^ "Wisconsin - Notes". The Northwestern Miller. Miller Publishing Company. 129. March 29, 1922.