Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Kirkella, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)
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
Photos & Maps
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.
Page revised: 8 October 2017
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