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This Old
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Kirkella, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

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A wooden grain elevator in the village of Kirkella, on the CPR Broadview Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, was built in 1923 by the Matheson-Lindsay Grain Company (precursor to today’s Parrish & Heimbecker). It was sold in 1928 to the Province Elevator Company and successively to the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company, United Grain Growers, and finally Manitoba Pool Elevators. Renovated in 1965 and 1975, a 60,000-bushel annex was built beside it in 1969. The elevator was removed from the site in 2002.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

?-?

E. J. McGinnes

?-?

Mr. McEachern

?-?

Ken Corbett

?-?

Archie Young

?-?

Murray Linner

?-?

Allan P. Smith

1965-1968

Dennis Peckover

1968-1971

C. Barry Kinley

1971

Ken R. Spencer

1971

Marvin Kowalchuk

1971-1974

Gerald R. Wilson

1974-1975

Thomas Henry Winder

1975-1977

Donald T. Leadbeater

1977-1978

Chris Grauman

1978-1981

Brian W. Morton

1981-1986

Doug Chambers

1986-1989

Clarence Frieze

1989-1992

George Thevenot

1992-1998

Dave Hunt

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella (1987)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2133.

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kirkella (July 2001)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Site Location (lat/long): N50.02498, W101.36702
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

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

Kirkella: Wagon Trails to Hardtop, 1881-1979 by Kirkella History Committee, 1979, page 12.

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Glenn Dickson, and Mike Lisowski.

Page revised: 8 October 2017

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