By Paul Schmitt
A historic building in Sturgeon Bay will be making history next week. The Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator is less than one week away from its new home on the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront’s east side. The structure was moved from its original foundation on Wednesday and is being prepped to journey across the Maple-to-Oregon Street Bridge early next Thursday morning. Sturgeon Bay Historical Society President Christie Weber says the 117-year-old building will be making history on its ride over to the new location.
Webber estimates that the granary’s trip across the bridge will take two hours and start at about 7 a.m. on Thursday. The gravel pad has been put in place at the new location just off South 1st Avenue and the granary will be wheeled on to a position facing the channel to maintain its integrity to the water, according to Weber. She says engineers are working on drawing plans to place the granary on pilings which will be located on private land behind the public area known as Graham Park.