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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Brookdale, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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An elevator in Brookdale, on the CPR Varcoe Subdivision in the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford, was built in 1929 and operated by the Manitoba Pool Elevators. A balloon annex was built beside it in 1940 and an Overgaard annex was constructed in 1952. It closed in July 1978 when the adjacent rail line was removed. The building was later sold and used for private grain storage. The original office building, which stood beside the elevator, was removed and replaced by a metal granary.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1929-1936

W. A. Taylor

1937-1969

Roy R. Charles

1969-1971

G. John Veldman

1971-1973

Dennis W. Hunter

1973-1974

Brian Shannon

1974-1976

David C. Casson

1976-1977

Bruce Beare

1977-1978

Jeff W. Cannon

Photos & Coordinates

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale, with the original office at right, and the United Grain Growers elevator in the background

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale, with the original office at right, and the United Grain Growers elevator in the background (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2257

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale (June 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Brookdale (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.04815, W99.56474
denoted by symbol on the map above

See Also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brookdale Grain Warehouse (Brookdale, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Brookdale, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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 Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2020

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