New Orleans Grain Elevator

The New Orleans Grain Elevator was built by L.J. Higby in 1868. Jewell quotes him:
"After twelve days consultation in my own mind, I concluded to help New Orleans to a Grain Elevator--and make her the first grain mart in America. Consequently, I brought my youngest son here, bought a block of land, built a wharf 275 feet long and 200 feet into the water, bought a steamboat, hauled her alongside, and made a boardinghouse for ourselves and our men, took off our coats on the first of June and built an Elevator which is now, (25th December, 1868) able to hold and handle 120,000 bushels of grain in 24 hours." -- Jewell, 1873