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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator (Stephenfield, RM of Dufferin)

A seed-cleaning plant about five miles southeast of Notre Dame de Lourdes in the Municipality of Lorne hardly looks like the elevator that lies at its core. Built in 1936 by Federal Grain at Stephenfield, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, it replaced an elevator destroyed by fire in September 1935. Closed in 1964, the elevator was sold to local farmer Gabriel Durand the following year. He removed a top portion of the crib to make it easier to move the nine miles to his farm (about N49.51663, W98.44390) then rebuilt the roof but not as high as the original. His son Marc continues to run the plant.

Aerial view of the Stephenfield grain elevator

Aerial view of the Stephenfield grain elevator (1948)
Source: Ida Hodgson (via Janice Goldsborough)

The former Stephenfield grain elevator, now a private seed-cleaning plant

The former Stephenfield grain elevator, now a private seed-cleaning plant (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Stephenfield grain elevator, now a private seed-cleaning plant

The former Stephenfield grain elevator, now a private seed-cleaning plant (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.50184, W98.25435
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Fire razes elevator,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1935, page 22.

We thank Sandra Giesbrecht, Shirley Snider, Janice Goldsborough, and Marc Durand for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2018

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