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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Austin, Municipality of North Norfolk)

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A wooden grain elevator along Second Avenue in Austin, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision in the Municipality of North Norfolk, was built in 1951 (replacing an earlier structure) and was formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Its successor Agricore closed the the elevator in July 2001 and sold it to the Pine Creek Hutterite Colony. The building is now a municipally-designated historic site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


C. T. Campbell


J. Alex Beresford


Jack Crompton


Rodney Durham


Ronald Schoonbaert



Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Austin

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Austin (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1947.

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Austin

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Austin (February 2015)
Source: Jean McManus

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Austin

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Austin (August 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.95058, W98.93571
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Farmers may start their own elevators,” Brandon Sun, 10 August 2001, page 18.

We thank Neil Christoffersen, Jean McManus, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2020

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