Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years


Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator #1 (Griswold, RM of Sifton)

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

A wooden grain elevator in Griswold, on the CPR Broadview Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Sifton, was built in 1940 using materials salvaged from several preceding elevators at the site and one demolished at Elliotts Siding south of Virden. A temporary annex was built beside it in 1940, during the Second World War, then torn down in 1947 and replaced by a larger crib-style annex around 1954. The elevator was closed in 1996 and removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1912-1949

Robert Edward McCaw (1871-1961)

1949-1979

Irvine Roy Milne (1916-1979)

1979-1985

Don K. Freeman

1985-1996

?

Photos & Maps

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator #1 at Griswold

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator #1 at Griswold (1966)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator #1 at Griswold

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator #1 at Griswold (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.77470, W100.46883
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator #2 (Griswold, RM of Sifton)

Sources:

Obituary [Irvine Roy Milne], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1979, page 46.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Lucas McCaw for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 8 April 2019

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.