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This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Cardinal, RM of Lorne)

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A 32,000 wooden grain elevator at Cardinal, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Lorne, was constructed in 1929 by United Grain Growers, replacing a smaller elevator at the site built in 1910 by the Manitoba Elevator Commission and sold to the company in 1926. Expanded with an annex in 1951, the complex was destroyed by fire on 26 June 1960. Believing that the railway line between Learys and Somerset would be abandoned in the near future (this did not occur until the mid-1970s), the company chose not to rebuild the elevator.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1914-1922

Ephrem Louis

1922-1928

?

1928-1932

Ephrem Louis

1933-1936

Timothee Simon “Tim” Conrad (1907-1994)

1937-1943

Leonard Conrad

1943-1949

?

1949-1955

Roland Payette

1956-1960

Maurice Benoit

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cardinal

Aerial view of the former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cardinal (1948)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A11573-81.

No photo

Site Location (lat/long): N49.49540, W98.55690
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

“Funeral service held for Timothee Simon Conrad,” Baldur Gazette-News, 18 January 1994, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 4 November 2017

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