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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Baldur, RM of Argyle)

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A 40,000-bushel elevator at Baldur, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Argyle, was built in 1927 by the Canadian Elevator Company and sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators for a local association. A balloon annex built on its east side in the 1950s increased the capacity to 120,000 bushels. In 1971, the elevator was renovated fully and, two years later, a 27-bin crib annex was built on the west side, increasing the capacity to 172,000 bushels. Closed by Agricore in November 2000, with grain diverted to a large, new facility at Killarney, the adjacent railway line is now gone, as is the balloon annex. The facility remains in use for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1929

A. A. Leroy

1930-1942

N. E. Madsen

1942-1966

George D. Holmes

1966-1981

Vic E. Janz

1981-1998

Gerry F. Janz

1998-2000

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Baldur

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Baldur (August 1982)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1948.

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Baldur

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Baldur (June 1997)
Source: George Penner

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Baldur

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Baldur (2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.38391, W99.24562
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

“Agricore elevators in Baldur and Pilot Mound close November 30th,” Baldur Gazette News, 7 November 2000, page 1.

This page was prepared by Jean McManus, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2019

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