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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Purves, Municipality of Louise)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 44,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Purves, on the now-abandoned CPR Snowflake Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Louise, was built in 1928 and operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Two balloon annexes were built beside it, in 1940 and 1951. Closed in December 1980, it is now used for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1930

O. D. Davis

1930-1940

J. W. McLaughlin

1940-1943

L. A. Wilton

1943-1946

J. C. White

1946-1950

William Alexander “Alex” Shields (1918-1989)

1950-1951

R. F. Strachan

1951-1960

William Alexander “Alex” Shields (1918-1989)

1960-1964

Gordon W. Pedden

1964-1966

W. J. Strutt

1966-1970

William B. Izzard

1970-1972

Richard D. L. Gibson

1972-1973

William E. “Ed” Lowton

1973-1974

W. K. Smart

1974-1975

Donald J. Brown

1975-1978

Steven Yeomans

1978-1978

Duncan MacLure

1978-1980

Gordon Maxwell

Photos & Coordinates

Grain elevators at Purves

Grain elevators at Purves (no date)
Source: Joel Bouchard

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Purves

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Purves (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2087.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator and balloon annex at Purves

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator and balloon annex at Purves (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2088.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Purves

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Purves (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Purves

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Purves (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.12501, W98.73310
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maple Leaf Grain Elevator / Federal Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Purves, Municipality of Louise)

Sources:

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

Obituary [William Alexander Shields], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 1989, page 51.

Manitoba Pool Brief, Reg Forbes Collection, 17-2002, Series II, Box 4, Grain Handling and Transportation Commission, Area 2 - Pilot Mound 1007, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

We thank Harry Pauls and Joel Bouchard for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 13 March 2020

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