Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Warren, RM of Woodlands)
A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in the village of Warren, on the CNR Oak Point Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands, was built in 1948 and operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Its capacity was more than doubled with the construction of an attached crib annex in 1956. It became the “A” elevator when Pool bought a nearby Federal Grain elevator in 1972, with the former Federal elevator (now gone) becoming the “Pool B” elevator. The railway line was abandoned around 1996 and the elevator was closed in October 2000. Owned now by the municipality, its scale is used for local purposes but the elevator is not used for grain storage.
Agents / Buyers (Pool A)
Agents / Buyers (Pool B)
Photos & Maps
Yesteryears - Woodlands Municipal Memoirs by Opal Langrell, 1978, page 56.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
Obituary [Charles Frederic Granger], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1979, page 47.
Obituary [Allan Clifford Gorrell], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 1989, page 42.
“What to do with elevators,” Stonewall Argus, 5 February 2001, page 2.
Obituary [John William Lien], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 2006.
We thank Mike Lisowski for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 17 February 2018
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