Murtoa Open Day08 Oct 2012
Murtoa Grain Store, better known as the Stick Shed, attracted 1000 people when it was open on the weekend of 6 and 7 October.
Offering a rare chance to view the massive structure, often dubbed the Cathedral of the West, the Stick Shed opened as part of the annual Murtoa Big Weekend.
The 1941 Marmalake Grain Store or Stick Shed, spans the length of five Olympic swimming pools and could store up to 95,000 tonnes of wheat. It is 270 metres long and 60 metres wide and used 560 milled poles up to 20 metres high.
This simply constructed structure was one of several (including a large one on the same site) erected in response to a wheat glut caused by a bumper season and restrictions on shipping during the war.
The rows of tall narrow unmilled poles inside mark it as a unique building and provide the breathtaking impact of the view.
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