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Mount Vernon, Indiana: Kitchen Canister Grain Bins

A row of stubby, cylindrical grain bins on a private farm are labeled Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Flour. First painted by the Moore family as kitchen canisters in 1985; restored in 2020.

Address:
5901-6477 Caborn Rd, Mount Vernon, IN
Directions:
Off of Highway 62 between Mount Vernon and Evansville, visible on a hill on the north side of the road. Nine miles west outside of Evansville, and 14 miles from US-41.
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Kitchen Canister Grain Bins

Easy to see from the road, at least during the day (I don't know if it is lit at night). But there's no place to pull over along the road, so be careful. I didn't pull into the farm itself because it looked like private property.

[Dave, 06/29/2023]
Kitchen Canister Grain Bins

The grain bins labeled coffee, tea, flour, and sugar were painted by the Moore family. I farmed the ground below that farm along Highway 62. The man that owned the farm was Alfred Moore. His daughter came up with the idea to paint them.

[Danny Rupp, 03/12/2023]
Kitchen Canister Silos

It seems as though the owners have painted over the lettering on the silos so they are just silos again.

[Rusty Campbell, 10/16/2019]

Kitchen canister silos.

Kitchen Canister Silos

The four kitchen canister silos are just off the road.

[Linda B, 04/07/2015]
Kitchen Canister Silos

Outside of Evansville, there is a farm with a series of 4 short silos. The words painted on them are TEA, COFFEE, SUGAR, FLOUR. They look like kitchen canisters.

[Bruce Bilmes, 10/28/2000]

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