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Historic Ogden, Utah, grain elevator demolished

Demolition makes way for potential commercial or industrial projects.

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Mythili Gubbi reported on the demolition of the Farmers Grain Co-Op grain elevator in Ogden, Utah, for Fox 13, Salt Lake City. The demolition, which began in mid-February, paves the way for new developments in this expanding city.

Utah Central Railways, the landowner, is clearing the grain elevators to potentially make room for a commercial or industrial development project. However, city officials have yet to receive formal plans regarding the future use of this site.

For many Ogden residents, the grain elevators have been a familiar landmark, symbolizing the city's agricultural past. The population growth in Ogden prompted city officials to seek more productive uses for the land, aligning with the city's evolving needs.

The demolition holds sentimental value for individuals like Bonnie Brown, whose father, Elwood Williams, managed the construction of these elevators back in 1938. Witnessing the dismantling of these structures was a poignant moment for Brown. She recalled her initial sadness, which gave way to acceptance as she recognized the necessity for change in a progressing city. 

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