In mybookOther Collection (edit)
Added to your other collection.
Removed From mybook!

We took this business out of your other collection.

Snider's Elevator Inc

Add to mybook

This listing has been
added to mybook.

This listing has been
removed from mybook.

Business Details

42

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

General Info:
Snider's Elevator has been your neighborhood feed store for nearly 80 years. The Snider's corporation was founded in 1929 by B.C. Snider, but the mill in Lemasters has actually been in operation since the spring of 1874. Starting as a warehouse, this was a frame structure measuring 50 by 26 feet, with a slate roof, and was located on the south side of the railroad. It was built by Samuel Plum from Sinking Springs over in Berks County and had a capacity of storing close to 5, 000 bushels of grain. It also had a large place for freight reception and included the post, ticket, express, and freight offices. A ladies' and gentlemen's waiting room was there as well. After Plum's death, the warehouse was sold to brothers John A. and Edgar B. Diehl. They changed the name to Lehmasters Warehouse Company. In 1888, John sold his share of the business to Edgar. The elevator in the first warehouse was operated by horsepower. Later, a well was dug and a wooden pump installed along with a wind tower which furnished water for the steam engine. The engine operated the elevator and cleaner. Unfortunately on Tuesday, June 6, 1905, a terrible fire was started by a passing train which demolished the entire mill. The fire was so bad that the iron rails of the train track expanded and burned the railroad ties. As soon as he could, Edgar Diehl rebuilt the warehouse and elevator. He equipped it with new machinery - the steam power was replaced by a gasoline engine and an iron pump was installed in place of the wooden pump and wind tower. Around 1912, the power to operate the machinery was changed to electricity. In 1914, Edgar got out of the picture and the business was taken over by John A. Diehl, Edward Omwake, George E. Diehl ( John's son ), and Aaron Myers. They changed the name of the business to Lehmaster Feed and Grain Company. In 1921, John and George Diehl sold their share of the business to Edward Omwake, C.P. Omwake, and Aaron Myers. This time, the name changed to Lehmaster Elevator Company. When 1944 rolled around, Aaron Myers and his sons Eugene G. and J. Richard became the owners of the elevator. They decided to save confusion and keep the name the same this time! Aaron Myers passed away in December of 1970 and his share of the ownership passed to his sons. On April 1st of 1986, the title of the mill passed to Bill and Phyllis Snider. This became the third location of Snider's Elevator, where we have been in operation til this very day.
Extra Phones:

TollFree: (800) 276-4337

Payment method:
master card, visa
Categories:
Horse Equipment & Services, Pet Stores, Feed Dealers

More »

Less »

Reviews

Click to rate
Please give the business a star rating

Thanks!
Success! Thanks for posting your review of Snider's Elevator Inc. You’ve done the world some good today.

Sponsored Links
Map & Directions
People Also Viewed
Send to Phone
Snider's Elevator Inc

4551 Lemar RdLemastersPA 17231

(717) 328-2107

Send this business listing as a text message to a mobile phone.

Cancel

Your text message was sent.

To opt out at anytime, send the word STOP to YP411.

To get a help message, send the word HELP to YP411.

There was an error sending your text.

Please try again.

Terms: The recipient of this text message may incur charges depending on their wireless carrier. Not all carriers are currently supported.

Message Business

What would you like to know?

Cancel

Sorry!

We were unable to send your message. Please try again later.

Add a Photo
Snider's Elevator Inc

4551 Lemar RdLemastersPA 17231

(717) 328-2107

  • Photos should be clear and in focus
  • Photos should be of the business, product or service, not an illustration or clip art
  • Photos should not be an advertisment or include contact information
Add a New Collection
Oops! There was a problem saving the new custom collection.
Please try again.
Collection Name cannot be empty
Upload a Photo
(optional)

Remaining Characters: 100

Remaining Characters: 500

Cancel
Save
We just redesigned yp.com! Do you like it?
× Not a Fan

× Thank You!

Feedback