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Fall 2018
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Manitoba
History

No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator “B” / Private Grain Elevator (RM of Portage la Prairie)

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

A 32,000-bushel wooden grain elevator on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie was built at Oakville in 1918 by Ogilvie Flour Mills. An annex was built beside it in 1951, increasing its total capacity to 62,000 bushels. Sold around 1960 to Manitoba Pool Elevators, it became known as "Pool B" at this site. The elevator operated with its own agent until 1972 and was closed in 1975. The building was moved about two miles east of Oakville where it is used for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1960-1964

J. R. Patton

1964-1965

E. C. Wedgewood

1965-1968

Donald A. Frohwerk

1969-1972

Gary R. Small

Photos & Maps

The Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator at Oakville

The Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator at Oakville (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Rural, Oakville 6.

The former Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator near Oakville

The former Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator near Oakville (June 2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

The former Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator near Oakville

The former Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator near Oakville (July 2010)
Source: Morgan Turney

The former Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator near Oakville

The former Manitoba Pool “B” grain elevator near Oakville (April 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93370, W97.96739
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator “A” / Private Grain Elevator (Oakville, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Oakville, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Morgan Turney, and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 17 September 2017

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