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No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Underhill Farmers Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Underhill, Municipality of Grassland)

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A small wooden grain elevator in the village of Underhill, on the CNR Hartney Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, was built in 1908 by the Underhill Farmers’ Elevator Company. One of three elevators operating here by 1917, its ownership was transferred to the provincial government in 1911, then leased and in 1926 purchased outright by United Grain Growers. In 1966, it was sold to local farmer Walter Sommerville and was used for private grain storage for some years but was standing vacant at the time of a 1992 site visit. Graffiti on its side said “Burn Me Please.” The elevator was gone by the mid-1990s.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1908-1924

?

1924-1935

Knute Otto Roste (1889-1971)

1935-1954

Dunc Martin

1954-1956

Jim Miller

1956-1960

George Porter

1960-1964

Ray Adams

1964-1966

Stan Johnson

Photos & Maps

The former Underhill Farmers' grain elevator at Underhill

The former Underhill Farmers’ grain elevator at Underhill (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1997.

The former Underhill Farmers' grain elevator at Underhill

The former Underhill Farmers’ grain elevator at Underhill (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2000.

The former Underhill Farmers' grain elevator at Underhill

The former Underhill Farmers’ grain elevator at Underhill, with the monument for Barber School visible at the right (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1998.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.44368, W100.38640
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

History of United Grain Growers Local #169, Elgin-Hartney, UGG Fonds, Box 59, MSS 76, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

List of Grain Elevators, Warehouses, Flour, Feed and Oatmeal Mills, Legislative Library of Manitoba, SB190.Lis.

A Century of Living, Hartney: 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982, page 142. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.H37 Cen]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 February 2017

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