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No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

A 26,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in Swan Lake, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Municipality of Lorne, was built in 1924 and operated by Paterson Grain. In 1940, a 17,000-bushel balloon annex was built beside it, joined in 1953 by a 44,000-bushel crib annex. All were present in the mid-1970s at the time of the Grain Handling and Transportation Commission. Closed between 2005 and 2006, the facility was demolished in 2008.

Paterson grain elevator at Swan Lake

Paterson grain elevator at Swan Lake (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2020.

Paterson grain elevator at Swan Lake

Paterson grain elevator at Swan Lake (September 2003)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Location (lat/long): N49.41134, W98.79142
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Swan Lake, Municipality of Lorne)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Swan Lake, Municipality of Lorne)

Sources:

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.

We thank Bernie Freeman, and Ray and Ina Adams for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2017

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