Door County Granary Moved to Forever Site

It took a day moving at a roller’s pace, but on April 9, the Teweles and Brandeis granary building ended up in the exact spot where it began in 1901 on Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront. 

“This is a huge milestone,” said Christie Weber with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation, the organization that saved the historical structure that symbolizes Door County’s agricultural roots. “For the next 100 years, it will be on this spot.”

DeVooght Movers nudged the building 80 feet into place and onto a new foundation and pilings. The building advanced crib by crib with help from a hydraulic lift, rollers, I-beams and forklift.

Photo by Rachel Lukas.

The first phase of construction on the building at the 92 E. Maple St. site began in November 2021. Other work during this phase includes a new exterior skin, and for the top, translucent panels. A grand opening of this first phase will be held by June 1.

The $3 million Door County Granary project includes restoration of the 75-foot-tall structure into a three-season cultural center, gathering venue, interpretive museum, visible destination point and welcome center on Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront for hikers on the Ahnapee State Trail, Ice Age National Scenic Trail and Bridge Walk.

Fundraising is ongoing. Visit to find out more. 

Photo by Rachel Lukas.