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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Argue, Municipality of Grassland)

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A 35,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Argue, on the CNR Hartney Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, was built before 1912 by Ogilvie Flour Mills. Closed in 1946, the elevator was sold and used for private grain storage by Somerville Brothers Farms from 1951 to 1965. It was still standing at the site as recently as 1984.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

?-?

Edward Somerville

?-?

Robert Agnew

Photos & Coordinates

The former Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Argue

The former Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Argue (1984) by Larry Love
Source: Barry More

The former Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Argue

The former Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Argue (March 1986) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Lawrence Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.BSW[332]

The former Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Argue

The former Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Argue (no date)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1989.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.44388, W100.44119
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Elgin West topographic map, 62F/08 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Barry More.

Page revised: 10 May 2021

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