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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevators (McTavish, RM of Morris)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in McTavish, on the CPR La Riviere Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Morris, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1937. For increased storage capacity during the Second World War, two temporary balloon annexes were built in 1940-1941 and 1941-1942. They were replaced by a single crib annex built in 1966, joining an Overgaard annex built in 1954. Extensive renovations were made in 1970 and 1977. Closed by Agricore in 2002, the elevator was demolished in 2003.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1937-1944

A. D. Miller

1944-1945

L. J. Ashworth

1945-1946

G. A. Poersch

1946-1947

L. J. Ashworth

1947-1958

Cliff Pattle

1958-1980

Ed Klassen

1980-1989

Wesley Cooper

1989-1998

Peter Friesen

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McTavish

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McTavish (June 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2064

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McTavish, which stood south of the larger elevator, now also removed from the site

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McTavish, which stood south of the larger elevator, now also removed from the site (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.45897, W97.36901
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 17 February 2018

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