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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: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Warren, RM of Woodlands)

Link to:
Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

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)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1948-1951

Allan Clifford “Cliff” Gorrell (1906-1989)

1951-1952

Joe H. Fraser

1952-1973

Charles Frederic Granger (1908-1979)

1973-1986

John William Lien (1921-2006)

1986-1994

Ralph Tanchak

1994-1996

Don Hunt

Agents / Buyers (Pool B)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1971-1986

John William Lien (1921-2006)

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Warren

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Warren (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2004.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Warren

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Warren (April 2015)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N50.13362, W97.54879
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 17 February 2018

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