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Watertown Grain Co

West Main Street Elevator, Later on North Water Street

317 East Main Office

 

Oscar Wertheimer

 

Son of Herman

THIS FILE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

1900

1899-1900 Watertown City Directory

 

1901

12 17†††††† ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF STUFFED GEESE HAS BEEN MARKETED

An enormous amount of stuffed geese has been marketed here the past two days.The Watertown Grain Company of which Mr. H. Wertheimer is president, has contracted for 1200 stuffed geese and in the companyís warerooms today 800 geese were packed in rows ready for shipment. The quality of the geese this year is excellent but they are a trifle light compared with other years, accounted for by the w arm weather which prevailed until a few days ago.The average weight is a trifle less than twenty pounds. Most of the geese will be marketed by tomorrow but a few orders will be filled for the New Year trade.†† WDT

 

c.1905

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1908

07 31†††††† ELEVATOR MOVED, WEST MAIN TO NORTH WATER

H. Wertheimer will remove his elevator in a few days from West Main Street near the Northwestern depot to the vicinity of the sidetrack [spur] of the Northwestern rail way just north of S. M. Eaton's & Son's factory in North Water Street.†† WG

 

Cross Reference:This building was originally located on West Main Street near the C & NW depot and was moved intact to North Water Street (today near site of Fannie Lewis park).

 

c.1915-1920

WATERTOWN GRAIN CO. ELEVATOR IN ICE HARVESTING PHOTO

†† North Water Street location

 

1937

WATERTOWN GRAIN COMPANY ELEVATOR FIRE

An old elevator on the west side of the Rock River was destroyed by a spectacular fire.This elevator had just become the specialty plant of the Globe Milling Company and was located at the foot of Rock Street on North Water Street.The plant had been in operation for only a year and was devoted to making a cereal binder.The huge building was once a grain elevator and was for many years operated by the Watertown Grain Company.The Wertheimer interests acquired the property years before from the Pritzlaff family which had operated the elevator.It was then located near the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad tracks.

 

Incredibly, the huge grain elevator structure was moved to the North Water Street location and set on a new foundation.

 

When the grain company abandoned the elevator it stood unused for some years and later was taken over by the Globe Milling interests.

 

 

Cross References:

317 E Main St.Wisconsin AHI Inventory record

 

Main, E, 317

1954, Borchardt's Liquor, WHS_006_Centennial_1954_008

 

Watertown Grain Co

1909, 317 E Main

Watertown Grain Co

1913, 317 E Main, grain dealers

Watertown Grain Co

1916, Ad, 317 E Main, WHS_006_921d

Watertown Grain Co

1920s, 317 E Main,Bldg

 

Main, E, 317

Watertown Weltburger, WHS_006_842

Main, E, 317

1909, Watertown Grain Co

Main, E, 317

1913, Watertown Grain Co, grain dealers

Main, E, 317

Early, first 3-story bldg, Christian Marquardt, WDTimes, 03 12 2005, WHS_005_091

Main, E, 317

1916, Watertown Grain Co, WHS_006_921d

Main, E, 317

1920s, Watertown Grain Company Bldg

Main, E, 317

1950s, Watertown Liquor Company

Main, E, 317

1954, Borchardt's Liquor, WHS_006_Centennial_1954_005

Main, E, 317

1954, Borchardt's Liquor, WHS_006_Centennial_1954_008

Main, E, 317

1954, Borchardt's Liquor, WHS_006_Centennial_1954_010

Main, E, 317

1957c, Borchardt's Liquor, 1950s-70s city assessor form, WHS_006_046a

Main, E, 317

1957c, Borchardt's Liquor, 1950s-70s city assessor image, WHS_006_046b

Main, E, 317

1971, Central Labor Union

Main, E, 317

1971, Justmansís Liquor Store

Main, E, 317

1993, Wesemann Insurance

 

 

 

 

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