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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator “A” / Private Grain Elevator (Regent, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

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

A wooden grain elevator on the CPR Boissevain Subdivision in the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester was built in 1927 by the Regent Cooperative Elevator Association and operated as part of the Manitoba Pool network. It was once one of three elevators at Regent, the others being operated by Lake of the Woods Milling Company and the other built by Western Canada Flour Mills in 1914, closed in 1940 and sold to Manitoba Pool for use as its “Pool B” until 1953 when it was torn down and replaced by an annex beside the “A” elevator, which had sustained damage to its office and scale area in a tornado on 26 July 1929.

Closed in December 1974, the final meeting of the cooperative was held on 8 December 1975. The elevator was sold to Saban Farms and used for private grain storage. In 1998, it was re-sold to a second private owner. Used for a few years for private grain storage, it sat vacant for several years before being destroyed by fire on 13 March 2014.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1931

Alexander M. Reid

1931-1942

Gordon A. “Mac” McLean

1942-1943

Pat Sparrow

1943

Cliff Darling

1943-1960

Maxwell Agnew “Max” Mullett (1913-1997)

1960-1963

Robert George “Bob” Michie (1923-1983)

1963-1966

Ross G. Ferguson

1966

Herbert W. “Herb” Hill

1966-1967

Richard J. “Dick” Hills

1967-1968

Ed N. Nickel

1968-1969

Arthur E. “Art” Godfrey

1969-1971

Dale E. Klippenstein

1971-1972

Edward R. “Ed” Penner

1972-1973

Archie Heinrichs

1973-1974

Donald W. “Don” Stewart

Photos & Maps

Tornado damage to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent

Tornado damage to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent, with Western Canada Flour Mills and Lake of the Woods Milling elevators in the background (July 1929) by W. L. Fox
Source: Barry More

Three grain elevators at Regent

Three grain elevators at Regent: Manitoba Pool at left, Western Canada at middle, and Lake of the Woods at right (1930s)
Source: Barry More, Murray Brown

Trucks lined up to deliver grain to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent

Trucks lined up to deliver grain to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent (Fall 1959)
Source: Barry More, Lottie McGee

Trucks lined up to deliver grain to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent

The Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent (June 1970) by Larry Love
Source: Barry More

Trucks lined up to deliver grain to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent

The Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent (1978) by Larry Love
Source: Barry More

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Regent

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Regent (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2052.

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Regent

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Regent (March 2004)
Source: Glenn Dickson

Trucks lined up to deliver grain to the Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent

The Manitoba Pool elevator at Regent on fire (13 March 2014) by Leslie Larson
Source: Barry More

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Regent

Site of the former Pool grain elevator at Regent (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.34128, W100.31812
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Regent, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Western Canada Flour Mills Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator “B” (Regent, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

Sources:

Our Heritage by Regent Women’s Institute, c1967, pages 69-71. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.R44 Reg]

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

Southwest Manitoba Elevator Trip, Part 8 - Hartney to Minto, Confessions of a Train Geek.

We thank Glenn Dickson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Barry More.

Page revised: 16 February 2017

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