The old B&O Grain Elevator has been an icon on the Baltimore Harbor skyline for decades, but few people know the building's history or the role the Locust Point Terminal played in the development of the Port of Baltimore or in establishing Locust Point as one of the nation's busiest immigration ports of entry in the late 1800s. Using over 575 images of the Locust Point complex, the book tells the story of how the B&O built Locust Point from a coal export pier to one of the world's largest grain export terminals. Images by the developer's wife and a local photographer, Jeanine Turner, are used to illustrate what it took for Developer Pat Turner to transform the old B&O Grain Elevator into Silo Point—a luxury high-rise condominium. Read this book to learn more about:
• Background on the three original grain elevators at Locust Point; there were a total of six B&O grain elevators in Baltimore
• The Locust Point B&O Grain Elevator was once the tallest building in the city
• The original concrete grain elevator was built using a 16 X 16-foot grid structure, which was retained in the new complex, creating unique floor plans for each unit
• To construct the concrete silo walls, involved clock-like precision. Half an inch at a time, six or seven feet every 24 hours, the giant silos slowly rose toward the sky.
• The B&O held the monopoly on immigration traffic in Baltimore from the mid-1800s until the 1910s