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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bawlf Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Makaroff, Municipality of Roblin)

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A wooden grain elevator at Makaroff, on the CNR Togo Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Roblin, was built around 1919 by the N. Bawlf Grain Company. Sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1927, it operated until 1981. The elevator has since been removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer




J. S. Buchanan


Harold Richard “Harry” Ballance (1907-1990)


S. M. Currey


J. A. Reid


A. M. Shauer


D. G. Clark


Charles E. “Ted” Griffiths (1912-1977)


Stanley Alexander Stoughton (1929-2005)


Calvin Magee


Adam C. Negrych


Grant P. Pattimore


George W. Jamieson


Don L. Smart


Garry Propp


Ernie Skocylas


Tom Messinbird

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of grain elevator at Makaroff

Aerial view of grain elevator at Makaroff (1964)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A18701-115

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.34885, W101.50849
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [C. E. Griffiths], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 1977, page 152.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Obituary [Harry Ballance], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1990, page 21.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 19F-H51134, 2019-2020).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 23 July 2023

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