Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A / Private Grain Elevator (Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)
In 1981, Manitoba Pool Elevators built a 60,000-bushel crib annex on the west side of its 54-year-old elevator at Cartwright, on the CPR Napinka Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin. Then, between October 1986 and December 1987, it constructed a 145,000-bushel composite-style (elevator and annex in a single crib) structure on the west side of the earlier annex and demolished the old elevator on the east end. The facility was opened officially on 13 April 1988. Closed by Agricore in July 2001 and put up for sale, the elevator was purchased by the Willow Creek Hutterite Colony which also rents out storage space to other farmers. The adjacent railway line was abandoned in May 2008.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
“Towns mourn loss of elevators,” Brandon Sun, 4 April 2001, page 1.
“Signs down,” Glenboro Gazette, 22 October 2002, page 2.
“Cartwright rebounding from blaze,” Brandon Sun, 9 November 2007, page 1.
We thank Bernie Freeman, Glenn Dickson, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 December 2022