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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Alexander, RM of Whitehead)

Link to:
Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

In 1980, an annex at Alexander, on the CPR Broadview Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, was constructed by Manitoba Pool Elevators, next to an elevator dating from 1927. In early 1990, machinery from the elevator was salvaged then the elevator was demolished. A new elevator was built using the renovated office and driveshed from its predecessor. An official opening ceremony was held on 5 September 1990. Five days later, a former Paterson elevator that had stood immediately to the east was destroyed by fire. Three steel tanks were added in 1993 then the complex was closed by Agricore United in early 2002 and sold to a local grain processor.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1932

John McFadyen

1932-1933

Fred Young

1933-1945

L. W. Collins

1945-1968

W. W. Cowan

1968-1970

Wallace E. Clark

1970-1973

T. B. Turner

1973-1998

Wayne D. Gilling

1998-2002

?

Photos & Maps

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Alexander

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Alexander (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Alexander

An annex under construction beside the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Alexander (July 1980)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Alexander

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Alexander (2008)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Location (lat/long): N49.82922, W100.29446
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Alexander, RM of Whitehead)

Sources:

“Alexander elevator reopens today,” Brandon Sun, 16 September 2002, page 3.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Bernie Freeman, and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 20 September 2018

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