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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Paterson Grain Elevator (Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator on South Railway Street in Boissevain, on the CPR Boissevain Subdivision in the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton was built in 1928 by Manitoba Pool Elevators on behalf of a local association. A large, colourful mural on its south side was painted by artists Stephen Jackson and Gus Froese. Closed by Agricore in October 2000, the elevator was purchased by the Paterson Grain Company.

The elevator was demolished in March 2020.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1939

Ben H. Herron

1939-1951

Milford C. Johnson (1905-1966)

1951-1960

Harvey J. Couling

1960-1966 (A)

Arthur E. “Art” Cochrane

1960-1964 (B)

Ernest Cecil Wedgewood (1918-1998)

1964-1966 (B)

Gordon W. Pedden

1966-1969 (A)

Gordon W. Pedden

1966-1969 (B)

T. B. “Rae” Turner

1969-1977

William A. “Bill” Pearson

1977-1988

James A. “Jim” Henderson

1988-1998

Dennis Monchalin

1998-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

Grain elevators at Boissevain

Grain elevators at Boissevain (July 2000)
Source: George Penner

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Boissevain

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Boissevain (July 2001)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Boissevain

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.23072, W100.05754
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Sources:

Obituary [Ernest Cecil Wedgewood], Brandon Sun, 7 August 1998, page 32.

“Town may lose top mural,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 2000, page 12.

“Stephen Jackson, mural artist dies,” Boissevain Recorder, 8 January 2016, page 6.

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

Beckoning Hills Revisited, page 58.

We thank Leona Devuyst, Mike Lisowski, and Paul Rayner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 26 December 2020

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