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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 (Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

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

In 1981, Manitoba Pool Elevators built a 60,000-bushel crib annex on the west side of its 54-year-old elevator at Cartwright, on the CPR Napinka Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin. Then, between October 1986 and December 1987, it constructed a 145,000-bushel composite-style (elevator and annex in a single crib) structure on the west side of the earlier annex and demolished the old elevator on the east end. The facility was opened officially on 13 April 1988. Closed by Agricore in July 2001 and put up for sale, the elevator was purchased by the Willow Creek Hutterite Colony which also rents out storage space to other farmers. The adjacent railway line was abandoned in May 2008.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1931

W. J. Turner

1931-1941

H. D. Churchill

1941-1947

W. Shilson

1947-1960

C. G. McLeod

1960-1971

William Clifford “Cliff” Williams

1971-1977

Kenneth E. Elliott (elevator A)

1971-1973

W. R. Rattie (elevator B)

1977-1998

Paul A. Pickett

Photos & Maps

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (1974)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Annex under construction beside the original Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (1981)
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 Cartwright

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (1997)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (2010)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (2010)
Source: Bernie Freeman

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cartwright (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.09415, W99.33987
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

“Towns mourn loss of elevators,” Brandon Sun, 4 April 2001, page 1.

“Signs down,” Glenboro Gazette, 22 October 2002, page 2.

“Cartwright rebounding from blaze,” Brandon Sun, 9 November 2007, page 1.

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

Page revised: 7 August 2018

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