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No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (La Salle, RM of Macdonald)

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A 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at La Salle, on the CPR La Riviere Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, was built in 1938 by the Paterson Grain Company using materials salvaged from a demolished elevator at Dumas, Saskatchewan. It replaced an earlier elevator built around 1912 by local farmer Moise Cormier and sold to Paterson in 1916. Balloon annexes were built beside the elevator in 1940 and 1955. They were replaced by six steel tanks between 1986 and 1988.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

c1912-1917

Moise Cormier (1849-1915)

1917-1924

A. P. Jerry

1925-1926

Raoul O. Rochon (1894-1964)

1926-1950

Louis H. Boucher (1895-1977)

1950-1956

P. Escaravage

1956-1960

C. Neufeld

1960-1976

R. Ritchot

1976-1979

H. Ritchot

1979-present

?

Photos & Maps

Paterson grain elevator at La Salle

Paterson grain elevator at La Salle (June 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2144.

Paterson grain elevator at La Salle

Paterson grain elevator at La Salle (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.69136, W97.26604
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Elevator Company Files [Temporary Box #1], Paterson Grain Company, John Everitt Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Hugging the Meridian: Macdonald, a Manitoba Municipal History (1881-1981) by Betty Dyck, Macdonald Municipality, 1981, page 352.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 12 December 2017

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