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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burrows Mill Site (Burrows Street, Grandview, Municipality of Grandview)

This municipally-designated historic site in Grandview, in the Municipality of Grandview, was established by pioneering Manitoba lumberman T. A. Burrows. At one time, there was a sawmill, planing mill, lath mill, drying and storage yard, worker housing, barns, and ancillary facilities here. At its height, the mill and associated logging activities employed up to 1,000 people and processed over 13 million board-feet of limber in a season. In the mid-1910s, Burrows built a larger mill at Bowsman as the importance of the Grandview site waned. Designated as a municipal heritage site in May 2007, all that remains of it are some concrete foundations and a monument erected in 2010 by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

Burrows Mill monument and ruins

Burrows Mill monument and ruins (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.18004, W100.70312
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Theodore Arthur Burrows (1857-1929)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burrows School No. 1122 (RM of Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

T. A. Burrows Mill Site, Pt. NW 24-25-24W, Grandview, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Kim Cockerill for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2017

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