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Northwestern

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Northwestern and Electric

A view of the Kaministiquia turning basin elevators taken from shore. Electric Elevator and its loading gallery stand in front with the Northwestern in the background.

NORTHWESTERN

An aerial view of the full Northwestern elevator. The Northwestern had a unique diagonal orientation that no other terminals adopted in the Lakehead.

NORTHWESTERN LOADING WINTER STORAGE

The Northwestern loading grain onto a ship for winter storage in 1927.

NORTHWESTERN LOADING WINTER STORAGE

Another view of the Northwestern loading grain onto a ship for winter storage in 1927.

NORTHWESTERN & MUTUAL

A photo of a dredge on the Kaministiquia river with the turning basin elevators in the background. The Northwestern is on the right, and the Electric Elevator is on the left. By this time, the Black & Muirhead had burned down.

NORTHWESTERN

A view of Mount McKay taken from the roof of the Northwestern, at this time called the Federal.

NORTHWESTERN DEMOLITION

A close up photo of the Northwestern's demolition.

NORTHWESTERN DEMOLITION

 A wide view of the Northwestern under demolition. At the end of its life, the elevator was known as the Federal Elevator.

NORTHWESTERN DEMOLITION

A full view of the Northwestern during annex demolition. The elevator was taken down using a crane and wrecking ball, which is visible in this photo.

NORTHWESTERN DEMOLITION

 A close up of the Northwestern's annex demolition. Pieces of broken concrete hang from the internal metal reinforcement bars.

NORTHWESTERN DEMOLITION

Another close up view of the Northwestern's partially demolished annex bins.

NORTHWESTERN DEMOLITION

A full view of the Northwestern's concrete workhouse before demolition.

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