Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (RM of Cornwallis)
A wooden grain elevator on the northeast side of Brandon in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis was constructed by Manitoba Pool Elevators at a cost of about $1.5 million between 1983 and 1984 and operated as “Pool A” on a CPR line known as the Wheatland Spur. One of Pool's largest elevators at that time, at about 203, 000 bushels, it featured the latest technology and was intended to replace two elevators in Brandon and ones at Forrest and Douglas. It was closed by Agricore United by 2002 and demolished in 2008.
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Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
“Manitoba Pool elevator largest in co-op's system,” Brandon Sun, 25 April 1984, page 10.
We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) and Bernie Freeman for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 December 2021