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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Paterson Grain Elevator (Pierson, Municipality of Two Borders)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Pierson, on the CPR Estevan Subdivision in the Municipality of Two Borders, was built in 1939 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, replacing an elevator that had burned earlier that year. A balloon annex beside the elevator was removed in 1967 and replaced with an 80,000-bushel crib annex on its west side. In 1976, flooding that necessitated the closure of elevators at Lyleton and Tilston brought additional grain here so a second crib annex was built on the east side of the elevator, bringing its total capacity to 210,000 bushels. A second leg was installed at the same time.

Closed by Agricore in 2001, the elevator was sold to the Paterson Grain Company. It was demolished in March 2021.

Agents / Buyers (Pool A)


Agent / Buyer


M. Elvin


William Thomson




D. J. McDonald


H. N. Gray


Harvey L. Chambers


Abe D. Wiebe


David Warren Shewfelt


Dennis Peckover


Archie Heinrichs


Gerry L. Charles


Donald T. Leadbeater


Danny B. Morris

Agents / Buyers (Pool B)


Agent / Buyer


W. W. Rennie


Abe D. Wiebe


David Warren Shewfelt

Agents / Buyers (Pool C)


Agent / Buyer


Abe D. Wiebe


W. W. Rennie


David Martens

Photos & Coordinates

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Pierson

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Pierson (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Pierson

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Pierson (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Pierson

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Pierson (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.17995, W101.26200
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Pierson, Municipality of Two Borders)


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

We thank Jean McManus, George Penner, and Bill Warren for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 March 2021

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