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

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Purves in what is now the Municipality of Louise, on the now-abandoned CPR Snowflake Subdivision, was built around 1910 by Maple Leaf Milling. Sold to Federal Grain in 1929, it was re-sold in 1972 to Manitoba Pool Elevators and closed soon afterward. It is still in use for private grain storage, one of the oldest surviving elevators—and the only Maple Leaf elevator—in Manitoba.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1930-1943

Clifford William Landerkin (1898-1969)

Photos & Coordinates

Grain elevators at Purves

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

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2050.

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2049.

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves

Former Federal Grain elevator at Purves (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Purves

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Purves (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.12451, W98.73264
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Sources:

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jan Collins, Joel Bouchard, Jean McManus, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2020

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