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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Quadra, Municipality of Prairie View)

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Built between 1979 and 1980 as an experiment by Manitoba Pool Elevators, the 150,000-bushel capacity of sixteen, six-sided concrete silos comprising the grain elevator at Quadra, on the CNR Rivers Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View, opened for deliveries on 23 October 1980. An initial 17-car railway spot was later expanded with a second 13-car spot. In March 1987, a wooden elevator from Kenton, built in 1967, was moved beside the concrete silos to provide additional storage space. Later operated by Agricore United, the complex closed in July 2002. The annex was demolished in December 2003. An associated chemical storage shed was moved to Reston and the railway spur was removed. In 2006, the facility was sold to a local farmer who rebuilt the 17-car rail spot and uses the elevator for private grain storage and shipping.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1980-1996

D. Warren Shewfelt

1996-1998

Kelvin Wilson - Acting

1998-2000

D. Warren Shewfelt

2000-2002

Dean Charles

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

Engineering drawing of the Quadra elevator (1978)
Source: Manitoba Co-Operator, 30 October 1980, page 1.

Pre-cast concrete panels being lifted into place during construction of the Quadra elevator (1979)
Source: John Campbell

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra under construction (1979)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

The newly constructed Quadra elevator (October 1980)
Source: John Campbell

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

The newly constructed Quadra elevator (October 1980)
Source: John Campbell

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

The wooden grain elevator from Kenton beside the concrete elevator (April 2002)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

The Quadra elevator after demolition of its wooden annex and closure by Agricore United (May 2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

Aerial view of the Quadra elevator (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

Quadra elevator (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Quadra

Quadra elevator (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.13524, W100.85720
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rise of the Concrete Giants by Gordon Goldsborough
Manitoba History, Number 81, Summer 2016

Sources:

Annual Reports, Manitoba Pool Elevators fonds, S. J. McKee Archives.

“Many people drive to view the move of Quadra elevator,” Shoal Lake Crossroads, 1 April 1987, page 4.

“In the neighborhood,” Shoal Lake Crossroads, 13 December 2003, page 12.

[Sale advertisement], Brandon Sun, 19 August 2006, page 28.

We thank John Campbell, Warren Shewfelt, Bruce Cowling, Glenn Dickson, Bernie Freeman, Tom Price, Kevin Mason, and Bernice Still for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2016

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