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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: National Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Silverton, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A “ghost sign” is readily apparent in this former United Grain Growers elevator at Silverton, on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. Built by National Grain in 1940, the 34,000-bushel elevator was acquired by UGG six years later. An older UGG elevator was torn down in 1963 and this elevator was moved to its site, a 65,000-bushel crib annex was built beside it, and the plant was modernized. A new white-and-blue paint job covered over the former UGG graphic and checkerboard pattern, which has been slowly revealed as the newer paint flakes off. Traded to Manitoba Pool in 1974, it was closed on 31 December 1990 and is in private hands now. It is no longer serviced by a railway line and appears to be unused.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1946-1974

?

1974-1980

Alan Wilson

1980-1986

Richard Dereniwski

1986-1988

Brad Scora

1988-1989

Barry Semple

1989-1990

Glenn Fehr

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2046.

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (January 2000)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (May 2016)
Source: Bernadine Brown

Aerial view of former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Aerial view of former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.76643, W101.16312
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Silverton elevator to close,” Russell Banner, 3 April 1990, page 2A.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Mike Lisowski, Jean McManus, and Bernadine Brown.

Page revised: 2 July 2018

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