Sandy Baron Prairie Cathedrals
In 1923, the French architect Le Corbusier hailed the grain elevator’s stark simplicity and unadorned shape as the ultimate example of form following function. At 24 metres high, no structure dominates the prairie skyline like the grain elevator. The number of elevators in Alberta peaked in 1934 at 1,781. The elevators still standing are counted at 110. This exhibition includes images and a book launch of the remaining 110.