Especially in the American Midwest and plains states, grain elevators are a mainstay of our agricultural infrastructure. You can find them in many sizes and designs and materials. As a kid, my class had to read a book about a greedy grain merchant who eventually was buried alive in his silo while trying something nefarious. That created an imprint in me and I like to model silos.
I have no information about when this elevator was built but I definitely prefer these designs to (most of) concrete facilities.