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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

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A wooden grain elevator at Basswood, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview, was built in 1926 by Reliance Grain. Bought by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1948, renovations were made and an annex was added in 1968. Closed on 30 November 1996, the entire facility was later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers (Elevator A)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1931

E. S. Bloomer

1931-1934

?

1934-1940

B. A. McDougall

1940-1941

N. Richmond

1941-1943

R. D. Chase

1943-1944

Harry Milford Levins (1895-1973)

1944-1951

L. G. Edmondson

1951-1955

K. Baxter

1970-1974

V. F. Murchison

1974-1988

Garnet L. Lee

1988-1996

Thomas Henry Winder

Agents / Buyers (Elevator B)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1942-1958

V. F. Murchison

1958-1962

James D. Brown

1962-1967

William Bruce Johnson

1967-1970

A. A. Scott

Agents / Buyers (Elevator C)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1943-1944

V. F. Murchison

1944-1955

?

1955-1958

K. Baxter

1958-1970

V. F. Murchison

Photos & Maps

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood (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 elevators at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood (February 1979) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Lawrence Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.CPR[114]

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood (no date)
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 Basswood

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood (April 1998)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Basswood (February 2000)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Site Location (lat/long): N50.30278, W100.03244
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Mr. and Mrs. Harry Levins,” Rural Reflections, Volume 2: 1879-1982 by Isabella History Committee, 1982, pages 278-279.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Mike Lisowski, Glenn Dickson, and George Penner.

Page revised: 23 January 2019

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