Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (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 in 1921 by United Grain Growers to replace an elevator destroyed by fire. Expanded in 1952 with a balloon annex, it was sold to Manitoba Pool in 1960. Closed in mid-1971, the elevator was demolished in 1972.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


? Tully


C. McCallum


Charles Nicoll


Thorpe McPherson


? Barber


John Brown


Cecil Kelly


H. "Spike" Tibbatts


Wally Lazenby


Robert O. “Bob” Feasby


Alex Crerar

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): N50.57624, W101.22100
denoted by symbol on the map above


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

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

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

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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