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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

A 38,000-bushel wooden elevator in Somerset, in what is now the Municipality of Lorne, was built in 1944 and operated on the CNR Carman Subdivision by Paterson Grain. Three annexes were built beside it, a 26,000-bushel crib annex in 1954, a 42,000-bushel crib annex in 1960, and a 15,000-bushel steel annex in 1969. All were present in the mid-1970s at the time of the Grain Handling and Transportation Commission. The elevator was demolished in 2002.

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Somerset

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Somerset (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Paterson Grain Elevator at Somerset

Paterson Grain Elevator at Somerset (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2009.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41172, W98.66038
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)


Paterson Grain Brief, Reg Forbes Collection, 17-2002, Series II, Box 4, Grain Handling and Transportation Commission, Area 2 - Somerset 1347, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Mike Lisowski.

Page revised: 2 May 2021

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