National Geographic : 1916 Apr
Photograph trorn M.L.Alexander COFFEE EN ROUTE TO YOUR CUP: PORT OF NEW ORLEANS New Orleans has the largest agricultural warehouse in the world. It has a capacity of 2,000,000bales of cotton and isadapted tothe storage of all other packed commodities, such as sugar and coffee. It was built at a cost of $3,5oo,ooo by theState ofLouisiana and issaid toreduce the cost of handling any agricultural commodity 40 per cent. There are 23 acres of ground under roof,while the entire plant occupies 150acres. It is only through such giant structures as these that the United States is able to handle the vast amount ofagricultural commodities that pass out of our ports.