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History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Gretna, Municipality of Rhineland)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Gretna, on the CPR Gretna Subdivision in the Municipality of Rhineland, was built in 1950 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. An new annex was built in 1967. Closed in July 1996, the building is no longer served by a railway line.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1951-1952

R. H. Streimer

1952-1957

Peter Wiebe

1957-1958

D. Sawatsky

1958-1982

Frank L. Friesen

1982-1996

James R. Borgford

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the Gretna grain elevators

Aerial view of the Gretna grain elevators (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Gretna

Railway cars at the Gretna elevator (no date)
Source: Doug Belcher

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Gretna

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Gretna (June 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2215.

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Gretna

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gretna (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.00499, W97.56027
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Henry Ritz Grain Elevator “A” (Seventh Street, Gretna, Municipality of Rhineland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Henry Ritz Grain Elevator “B” (Seventh Street, Gretna, Municipality of Rhineland)

Sources:

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

We thank Doug Belcher for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 12 November 2017

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