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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Kenville, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Kenville, on the CNR Preeceville Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West, was built in 1928 and its annex was built in 1965. It was removed from the site sometime after 1998.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1928

J. F. Kitt

1928-1929

J. E. Greenaway

1929-1938

Gordon Alexander Greenaway (1898-1983)

1938-1943

P. J. McDonald

1943-1945

C. E. Moffitt

1945-1952

J. E. Hodgins

1952-1977

Harvey Gilbert Somers (1912-2011)

1977-1988

Orest Nimetz

1988-1991

Brent Fisher

1991-1998

Neil Bayes

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kenville

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kenville (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Pool elevators at Kenville

Pool “B” (left) and “A” (right) grain elevators at Kenville (1969)
Source: Bonnie Kasper

Pool elevator at Kenville

Pool “A” elevator at Kenville (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2129.

Site Location (lat/long): N52.00247, W101.32178
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [Harvey Gilbert Somers], Grandview Exponent, 22 November 2011, page 9.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Bonnie Kasper and Glenn Dickson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2016

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