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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Barnsley, RM of Dufferin)

A 25,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in the former community of Barnsley, on the CPR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, was constructed by the provincial government sometime before 1916 as one of about forty it built between 1910 and 1923 under the auspices of its Manitoba Elevator Commission. The building was leased to United Grain Growers in 1916 and sold or traded to Manitoba Pool Elevators around 1959, joining its A elevator. The two elevators were closed in July 1972 then they were sold to a local farmer.

At the time of a 2020 site visit, the elevators were not in use and appeared to be badly deteriorated.

Barnsley grain elevators with the United Grain Growers elevator on the left

Barnsley grain elevators with the United Grain Growers elevator on the left (July 2009)
Source: Rob Tisdale

Barnsley grain elevators with the United Grain Growers elevator on the right

Barnsley grain elevators with the United Grain Growers elevator on the right (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley

Interior of the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley

Interior of the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley

Interior of the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Barnsley (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59297, W97.99058
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Barnsley, RM of Dufferin)

Sources:

A History of Grain Elevators in Manitoba by John Everitt, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, circa 1993.

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

We thank Rob Tisdale, Jean McManus, George Penner, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2020

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