There is a wonderful old vitrified tile silo four miles from our house. It is all that remains of an abandoned barn lot. The silo sits on the boundary between a soybean field and an old woods.
We drive by this location often, and BBBH and I have had some interesting conversations about a dream of building a home on this spot and incorporating the silo into our new digs. I'll not rehearse the silliness of our "plans" but I will say that we have come up with some great ideas!
Less than a mile due south of the tile structure is the farm of a dear friend of ours. This old banded stave silo sits about an hundred yards from the house. There are numerous modern structures between the house and the silo. I am sure that Little Jo Ann could have told us the history of this silo, but she passed away this summer. As many times as we visited this farm, it never occurred to me to ask about that.
Go visit Sharkey's silo.
(Apologies for the photography. These pictures were taken within five minutes of each other, but I had to shoot into the sun on the first one.)