One of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies offered temporary grain storage in the form of what we called "government granaries." These were pre-manufactured kits, knocked down for shipment and hauled by rail.
Harry and Art Kehm built this granary (featured in the March ’09 issue of Farm Collector). Art ran a lumberyard and hardware store in Shindler, S.D., and Harry ran a hardware store in nearby Harrisburg. The brothers built these prefabricated structures in the 1920s for use as either silos or granaries. When new, the structures sported the letter “K” painted in orange, matching orange paint on the iron trim.