Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Paterson Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Minto, Municipality of Grassland)
A wooden grain elevator at Minto, on the CNR Hartney Subdivision in the Municipality of Grassland, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1928. Traded to Paterson Grain in mid-1988 for its elevators at St. Jean Baptiste and Alexander, the elevator closed in 2005 around the time the line was abandoned and tracks were removed. They were sold to a local farmer and used for his personal grain storage. A windstorm in 2014 damaged the top of the elevator and its general poor condition led the farmer to demolish it in January 2015, along with the adjacent Paterson grain elevator.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
“Farmers upset over exchange of elevators,” Brandon Sun, 13 August 1988, page 2.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
We thank Diane and David Rourke for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.
Page revised: 1 May 2021