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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: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Mill Street, Neepawa)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Neepawa, on the CNR Neepawa Subdivision, was built by United Grain Growers in the summer of 1938 using, in part, lumber salvaged from an elevator torn down at Hallboro. Three annexes were built as emergency storage space in August and September 1940, during the Second World War, when Nazi submarines threatened grain shipments overseas. One of the wartime annexes was torn down in 1948, a second in 1978, and a third in 1980. A 75,000-bushel annex was constructed in 1958 and the 1938 elevator was renovated in 1971. A cribbed annex was built beside it in 1978. The facility was demolished in November 2002. The concrete was used as fill at the local fairgrounds while the wood was hauled away.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1938-1940

Robert Clark Chisholm

1940-1944

Frederick G. McClure

1944-1959

Vince Piett

1959-1966

Rex W. Hadland

1966-1983

C. E. “Kelly” Pierce

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Neepawa

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Neepawa (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Neepawa

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Neepawa (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Neepawa

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Neepawa (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Neepawa

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Neepawa (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.22956, W99.47370
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Pool Street, Neepawa)

Sources:

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

“Another one bites the dust,” Neepawa Banner, 16 November 2002, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 16 September 2018

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