The Abandoned Ross Grain Elevator In Iowa Is A Giant Castle On The Prairie

An incredible piece of Iowa’s agricultural history can be seen in Audubon County. The Ross Grain Elevator was abandoned 50 years ago after more than a century of use. It was an outdated structure and farmers no longer needed it to get their grain to market.

Time, vandalism and neglect almost caused this storied structure to fall. But local efforts are helping make sure that doesn’t happen. So why do some people think this grain elevator is worth saving, even though it’s now sitting empty? See why below.

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Ross is an unincorporated community about 90 minutes west of Des Moines. Iowa is filled with a lot of unusual historical sites. Here are 12 more things you didn’t know about the history of Iowa.

Address: Ross, IA 50025, USA