Photo of the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co. Buildings

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Title

Photo of the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co. Buildings

Subject

Business
Grain Mills
A. E. Staley Mfg.
Photo File: Business
Decatur, IL.

Description

Photograph of A. E. Staley, Mfg. Co. This is a view of the east and industrial section of Decatur in 1912. This photo was published in the Review December 1, 1912 and was taken by George Baker of Decatur. The cutline with the photo when it ran read as follows: "Seven big factories pay out a total of somethings like $3,000,000 yearly. This view shows the American Hominy Co.'s east Decatur plant, the Starch works, and at one side the edge of the Bridge Co's property. 'The Wabash shops are just across the tracks from the Starch Works." The mill at the far left was one of the original Pratt Cereal Co. (which later became Staley's) mills. In 1902 it was bought by American Hominy co. In 1919 Staley bought this mill and it was used for storage until 1921 when it became the first of the Staley soy bean processing plants. After years of remodeling and expansion at the Staley Mfg. Co., none of the original buildings remain according to Ruth Cade of Staley's 2/24/1955. (Information from clips and Decatur and Macon Co. History.)

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Business

Publisher

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

1912

Contributor

Herald and Review
George Baker

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BS247 goes with BS248-BS257 and BS807.

Coverage

Business, Buildings, Grain Milling, Agriculture, Photo File: Business, George Baker, Decatur, IL., Manufacturing

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

2.5 x 3.5"

Files

BS247-AE_STALEY.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co. Buildings,” Decatur Illinois Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed July 20, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2923.