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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

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A wooden grain elevator at Roblin, on the CNR Togo Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Roblin, was built in 1925 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Known as Pool A or Pool No. 1 (because a local pool association was the first to be formed in Manitoba), in 1968 an 18-bin crib annex was built beside it to replace a balloon annex. Demolished in May 1986, the Pool C elevator (built in 1951 next to Pool B) was moved to this site, beside the crib annex, and fully renovated with a digital scale and double legs. Two steel tanks were added in the late 1980s or early 1990s. The elevator closed in 1998 and was demolished in August 1999, following the opening of a nearby concrete elevator that was built as a joint project between Manitoba Pool and Pioneer Grain, known as Prairie Mountain Agri. It was the last wooden elevator in Roblin.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1925-1927

David Morfitt

1927-1928

A. Anderson

1928-1929

A. C. Matthews

1929-1946

R. Rusk

1946-1952

T. W. McGill

1952-1953

George Edgar Levins (1913-?)

1953-1975

Lawrence A. Dietrich

1975-1986

Leonard L. “Len” Maiers

1986-1998

Richard Dereniwski

Photos & Coordinates

Grain elevators at Roblin (left to right): Pool B, Pool C, National B, National A, Pool A

Grain elevators at Roblin (left to right): Pool B, Pool C, National B, National A, Pool A (October 1962)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Manitoba Cooperator, WCPI

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Roblin

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Roblin (1954)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Manitoba Cooperator, WCPI

Grain elevators at Roblin (left to right): Cargill B and Pool C/A

Grain elevators at Roblin (left to right): Cargill B and Pool C/A (1994)
Source: George Penner

Grain elevators at Roblin (left to right): Pool C/A and Cargill B

Grain elevators at Roblin (left to right): Pool C/A and Cargill B (May 1998)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.22970, W101.35199
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: British America Grain Elevator / National Grain Elevator A / Cargill Grain Elevator A (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Grain Elevator / National Grain Elevator B / Cargill Grain Elevator B (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alberta Pacific Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

Sources:

“Roblin skyline to change,” Roblin Review, 11 March 1986, pages 1, 12.

“Cargill fells 80 year old elevator,” Roblin Review, 20 May 1986, page 1.

“Goodbye Pool No 1,” Roblin Review, 10 August 1999, page 3.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2019

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