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History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Willen, RM of Ellice-Archie)

Built by the Matheson Grain Company in 1914, a 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Willen, on the CPR Rocanville Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archie, was sold in 1918 to the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. Its office was destroyed by fire on 8 January 1955 and rebuilt. Sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in November 1959, the facility was closed the following year. No vestige of the elevator remains at the site.

Aerial view of the Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Willen

Aerial view of the Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Willen (1956)
Source: A15528-47, Manitoba Air Photo Library

Site Location (lat/long): N50.17080, W101.22186
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

A15528-47 (1956), Manitoba Air Photo Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2017

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