Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Birtle, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View, was built in 1966 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. The crib annex was added in 1981. Closed on 30 November 1996 because of its small six-railcar spot and declining annual grain deliveries, the elevator was sold in 2001 to local interests for use in private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


John Albert “Jack” Chittick (1889-1973)


D. A. McNaughton


M. H. Johnson


W. A. Watt


M. H. Johnson


George Hudson Reid (1907-1998)


W. J. Brown


James D. Brown


Mervin D. Louttit


Alex Deczychia

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.43333, W101.04715
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [John Albert Chittick], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1973, page 14.

Obituary [George Hudson Reid], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1998, page 50.

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

“The grain doesn't flow here anymore,” Birtle Eye Witness, 9 December 1996, page 1.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2023

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