Irwin & Sloan's New Elevator. - One of the most deplorable calamities striking at the business interests of the city was the burning of the great elevator of Messrs. Irwin & Sloan, which occurred last fall. The building was the largest and finestg of its kind in the city, or in this section of the country, and its destruction was not only a loss to the proprietors, but to the city at large.
We took a tour in the lower part of the city the other day, and found the streets in that vicinity lined and piled with massive timbers, wich are being framed for a new elevator, which in point of size and completeness, will even surpass the one destroyed.
It is to occupy the same site, having a river front of 132 feet, and running back 110 feet, or 40 feet further than the other. This immense building will be eight stories high, and built after the same general style of the other, except that on the Water street side, the wall will be of brick, fire proof. the entire building is to be covered with corrugated iron plating. It will have a capacity of 500,000 bushels. the foundations have been re-laid, and the workmen commenced putting on the timbers today. It is expected that it will be finished and ready for operation by the first of August next.
The enterprise manifested by the proprietors in so speedily rebuilding, will be met with congratulations by their business friends in this and other places, and by all interested in the real welfare and prosperity of the city.