Dorchester Occasional Illustraton no. 2144 Baker Chocolate Silos

Dorchester Illustration no. 2144


Demolition of the silos at Baker Chocolate in 1987.

Eighteen large silos and a grain elevator were built in 1941 as storage, in anticipation of World War II and expected difficulties in securing cacao beans. The “Baker Chocolate” painted silos remained a landmark in the Lower Mills for four decades. The silos were never filled to capacity, and in 1987 they were demolished.


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