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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B / Private Grain Elevator (Cromer, RM of Pipestone)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Cromer, on the CNR Cromer Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was built by United Grain Growers at Butler in 1928, moved here in late 1964, and fully renovated. A large crib annex was also built beside it. Traded in 1979 to Manitoba Pool Elevators and later demolished, the Pool elevator from Woodnorth, built in 1960, was moved to the west side of the annex in late 1981. Closed by Agricore in 2002, the facility was in use for private grain storage at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1964-?

?

?-1978

Stan Lewarne

1978-1979

Don K. Freeman

1979-1998

Hardie P. Lewis

1998-2002

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Cromer

Aerial view of grain elevators at Cromer (circa 1980)
Source: Manitoba Pool fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cromer

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cromer (1970)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cromer

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cromer (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cromer

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Cromer (1982)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer (1984)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer (2008)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer (June 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cromer (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.73237, W101.23667
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Cromer, RM of Pipestone)

Sources:

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

We thank Glenn Dickson, Bernie Freeman, Jean McManus, George Penner, and Don Freeman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2021

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