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Manitoba
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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Maples, Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator, on the CNR Hartney Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, was built in 1928 and operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. It was named Maples due to the proximity of a farm at SE4-10-26W, belonging to Col. E. A. C. Hosmer, that had been named “The Maples.” Threatened with rail line abandonment, the building was moved to Virden in July 1964, the first elevator to be moved in Manitoba, where it continued to operate with a newly-built annex and office. It has since been removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1929-1932

Roy E. Green

1932-1937

William H. Hollier

1937-1940

W. L. McDonald

1940-1944

G. H. Gillies

1944-1946

J. O. Hollier

1946-1951

J. M. Levins

1951-1952

L. M. Rose

1961-1966

Isaac Quiring

1966-1979

Maxwell Agnew “Max” Mullett (1913-1997)

1979-1988

Evan A. "Corky" Clark

1988-1994

Victor H. Penner

1994-1995

?

1995-1998

Don Alston

Photos & Maps

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Maples being moved to Virden

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Maples being moved to Virden (July 1964)
Source: Linda Pearn

Site Location (lat/long): N49.80007, W100.94576
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edward Arthur Christopher Hosmer (1853-1921)

Sources:

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

Virden Review, 1957-1970 compiled by Jean L. Whiteford and Edith A. M. Moody, Virden Town Council, 1970, pages 214-215.

Virden West topographic map, 62F/15 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

We thank Linda Pearn for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2017

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