Homestead Timber Frames was chosen by Door County Wisconsin Historical Society in 2021 to aid in the preservation and restoration of a 1901 Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator, now known as the Door County Granary. This restoration project is ongoing in our shop now and will be shipped back to Wisconsin in the coming weeks. We are honored to be a part of this wonderful project. Want to know more? Check out the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation – Door County Granary Page. You can also watch this video from the Door County Pulse YouTube Channel showing the grain elevator being moved over the Oregon Street Bridge back to the west side waterfront in Sturgeon Bay.
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About Door County Granary…
According to the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation, “The Door County Granary is the last remaining structure of the turn-of-the-20th-century agricultural economy that transformed Sturgeon Bay into a year-round community. Its presence on the westside waterfront tells a story that weaves together outlying farms, Great Lakes shipping, the Ahnapee and Western Railway, and the Shipping Canal – many of the pieces that have made Door County the unique place it is today.”
“When fully restored, the Door County Granary will regain its place as a social hub for the community, serving as a three-season public gathering venue in the heart of Sturgeon Bay. Visitors will be able to touch original wooden support beams and the lathed walls of the grain bins. A winding staircase will provide access to the bins on the second floor and take visitors up to the headhouse, 60 feet or so above ground. Views of the bay, bridges, railway spur and surrounding area will help visitors conceptualize how the granary worked and why it was strategically situated where it was. The Granary’s ground floor (known as the workhouse) will serve as the grand entrance to the museum, while periodically hosting holiday markets, weddings, family and class reunions, as well as lectures, and other classes, pop-up art installations and theater events.“
Want to learn more? Check out this online Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Door County Granary Brochure.