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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Grain Company Grain Elevator (172 Archibald Street, Winnipeg)

Located in Winnipeg, this grain elevator was completed as a replacement to a former structure which was completely levelled by fire on 1 July 1966. Built shortly thereafter, it was operated by the Central Grain Company Limited, with the site included sections known as the New Plant, Seed Plant, and Blue Annex. The elevator was demolished by Rakowski Cartage & Wrecking Limited between early spring and summer 2017.

Also located on the property, nestled in a small grove immediately to the northeast of the elevator complex along the Canadian Pacific Railway lines, were located two abandoned CN Railway boxcars. Both derelict rail cars were removed from the site prior to demolition of the elevator.

Central Grain Company grain elevator being demolished

Central Grain Company grain elevator being demolished (April 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Central Grain Company grain elevator being demolished

Central Grain Company grain elevator being demolished (May 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89740, W97.10590
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Guay hits broadcast on fire,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1966, page 27.

“Fire damages grain elevator,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1969, page 26.

“Chaff from mill irks area residents,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1970, page 55.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 July 2017

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