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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Edwin, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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A 27,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Edwin on the CNR Pleasant Point Subdivision, in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, was built in 1928 and operated by the Manitoba Pool Elevators. A 30,000-bushel balloon annex once stood beside it but has been removed. The elevator closed in July 1978, after the rail line from Portage la Prairie was severed by the construction of the Portage Diversion in the late 1960s. It was decided that the cost of building a bridge was not warranted by revenue from operation of the line. The elevator was used for private grain storage into the early 2000s but has since fallen into disrepair.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1930

D. Kirkpatrick

1930-1939

Arthur J. Brown

1939-1941

J. E. Greenaway

1941-1943

L. E. Spetz

1943-1946

C. S. Brown

1946-1951

W. K. Mann

1951-1952

J. V. Hunt

1952-1956

Irving A. Joel

1956-1964

C. W. Harvey

1964-1966

Stuart G. McGorman

1966-1974

M. L. Bekar

1974-1975

Melvin Lone

1975-1977

Dennis W. Clarkson

1977-1978

Ernest W. Burton

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin (July 2010)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin (July 2010)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin (October 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Edwin (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88987, W98.51289
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Jean McManus, Bernie Freeman, Mike Lisowski, Gordon Goldsborough, and Desiree Rolfe.

Page revised: 21 April 2017

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