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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Martin and Mitchell Grain Elevator / Northern Grain Elevator (Martinville, RM of Cornwallis)

A 12,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Martinville, on the CNR Wawanesa Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis, was built around 1889 by the Winnipeg-based firm of Martin, Mitchell and Company, later part of the Northern Elevator Company. The last record of its existence came from 1901. Its limestone foundation and pit were still visible during a 2017 site visit.

Site of the Martin and Mitchell grain elevator at Martinville

Site of the Martin and Mitchell grain elevator at Martinville (October 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.76582, W99.83945
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Martin (1856-1932)

Memorable Manitobans: James Alexander “Jimmy” Mitchell (1852-1926)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2018

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