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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Chillon, RM of Ellice-Archie)

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A 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the siding of Chillon, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archie, was built between 1921 and 1922 by Paterson Grain. The elevator was sold to Manitoba Pool in February 1928 and its capacity was expanded in 1952 with a three-bin balloon annex constructed beside it. When a nearby United Grain Growers elevator was purchased in 1960, it became known as Pool A. The elevator was closed in July 1971 and dismantled in 1972.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


F. Young


Campbell Huntly Malcolm (1898-1996)


F. G. Abbott




Peter K. “PK” Peterson


Clarence E. Good


Kenneth A. “Ken” McCullough


George A. Armstrong


O. W. “Hap” Congdon


W. Clem Windsor


John A. Williamson


W. Cecil Nichol


Dennis W. Hunter

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Chillon

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Chillon (1971)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A30347-58

Manitoba Pool grain elevators A (right) and B (left) at Chillon

Manitoba Pool grain elevators A (right) and B (left) at Chillon (no date)
Source: Manitoba Cooperator (WCPI), S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Site Location (lat/long): N50.57714, W101.22207
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Chillon, RM of Ellice-Archie)


“Chillon social evening,” Russell Banner, 29 April 1971, page 3.

“Binscarth district news,” Russell Banner, 27 April 1972, page 3.

Ellice: 1883-1983 by Ellice Centennial Book Committee, 1983, pages 113-114.

Aerial photo A30347-58, 1971, Air Photo Library of Manitoba.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin.

Page revised: 5 December 2019

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