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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Newdale, RM of Harrison Park)

Link to:
Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

The oldest portion of this grain-handling facility at Newdale, in the Rural Municipality of Harrison Park, was constructed by United Grain Growers in 1925, replacing a former wooden elevator at the site built in 1909. With a capacity of 52,000 bushels, it shipped grain to market on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision. During the Second World War, the increased demand for grain warranted the construction of two annexes adjacent to the elevator, in 1940 and 1941. One of these annexes was demolished in 1945 and the other was used until 1962. A third annex, constructed with the elevator in 1925, was removed in 1976. A thorough renovation of the facility occurred in 1966 and two steel bins (one with a capacity of 40,000 bushels, and the other of 17,000 bushels) were erected on its west side in 1974. The larger elevator immediately east of the smaller one, with a capacity of 85,000 bushels, was built in 1983. Both elevators were operated until 31 July 2000 when they were closed and sold to private ownership. The foundation for the smaller elevator is cracked and the building is no longer in use, although its pit and leg are intact.

To the east of the original UGG elevator was a smaller elevator, built in 1905 by Ogilvie Milling. Sold to Manitoba Pool in 1960, it was re-sold to UGG later that year. It was used until 1982 then demolished to make way for the larger elevator that now occupies its site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1921

A. E. Walkey

1921-1922

A. Hamilton

1922-1926

H. J. Cruickshanks

1926-1927

C. W. McCallum

1927-1940

T. J. McCurdy

1940-1947

W. Vern Piett

1947-1956

J. Court Denham

1956-1966

C. E. “Kelly” Pierce

1966-1971

Ron Yager

1971-1976

Frank Toews

1976

Dan R. Schulze

1976-1978

Wayne Winters

1978-1995

Daryl Mitchell

1995-2000

Gordon Peterson

Photos & Maps

Original United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale, with the Pool elevators at left background

Original United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale, with the Pool elevators at left background (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Original United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale, with the Pool elevators at left background

Original United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale, with the Pool elevators at left background (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former Ogilvie Milling grain elevator at Newdale, following its 1960 sale to United Grain Growers

Former Ogilvie Milling grain elevator at Newdale, following its 1960 sale to United Grain Growers (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former Ogilvie Milling grain elevator at Newdale, with the original UGG and Pool elevators at left background

Former Ogilvie Milling grain elevator at Newdale, with the original UGG and Pool elevators at left background (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale, with the original elevator between steel tanks built in 1966 at left and elevator built in 1983 at right

Former United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale, with the original elevator between steel tanks built in 1966 at left and elevator built in 1983 at right (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale

Former United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale

Former United Grain Growers elevator at Newdale (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.34996, W100.20318
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A, B and C (Newdale, RM of Harrison Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cargill Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Newdale, RM of Harrison Park)

Sources:

Newdale, 1870-2000 by Newdale Community Historical Society, 2000, pages 103-104. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.N49 New]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Andrew Dalgarno, and Bernadine Brown.

Page revised: 18 February 2018

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