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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Culross, RM of Grey)

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A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Culross, on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Grey, is one of three operated by the Paterson Grain Company that stood at the site in 1989. The western-most elevator, purchased from United Grain Growers, was demolished later that year. An elevator to the east of it, built by Paterson in 1920, was demolished in July 2003. This left the eastern-most elevator that was moved here as an annex from nearby Elm Creek in February 1989 (the remaining Paterson elevator at Elm Creek was demolished in 1994), and remodeled into an elevator at a cost of $650,000. It re-opened officially on 4 October 1989 at a ceremony attended by company representatives Donald S. Paterson and Andrew B. Paterson, Finance Minister Clayton Manness, and RM of Grey Reeve Marcel Painchaud.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1920-1923

R. H. Wood

1924-1925

Carl Wood

1926-1935

William McKee Jr.

1936-1946

Peter A. Daoust

1946-1960

R. Bruce Johnston

1960-1961

Larry Van Cauwenberghe

1961-1964

R. Bert Banman

1964-1995

Andrew Henry Watson

1995-2000

Rudy Lepp

2000-2008

Alvin Martens

2008-2013

Rudy Lepp

2013-?

Dave Badlo

Photos & Coordinates

The former UGG grain elevator at Culross, left, after its sale to Paterson Grain

The former UGG grain elevator at Culross, left, after its sale to Paterson Grain (October 1975) by Bob Clarke
Source: Pearl Watson

Three Paterson grain elevators at Culross

Three Paterson grain elevators at Culross (October 1989)
Source: Pearl Watson

Paterson grain elevators at Culross

Paterson grain elevators at Culross (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2278.

Paterson grain elevators at Culross

Paterson grain elevators at Culross (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2277.

The sole remaining Paterson grain elevator at Culross, moved here from Elm Creek in February 1989

The sole remaining Paterson grain elevator at Culross, moved here from Elm Creek in February 1989 (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The sole remaining Paterson grain elevator at Culross, moved here from Elm Creek in February 1989

The sole remaining Paterson grain elevator at Culross, moved here from Elm Creek in February 1989 (September 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the Paterson grain elevator at Culross

Aerial view of the Paterson grain elevator at Culross (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.71499, W97.90835
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Consolidated Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Culross, RM of Grey)

Sources:

“Elevator builders signed their work, played tic-tac-toe,” Carman Times, 18 July 1994.

We thank Dave Badlo, Pearl and Andy Watson, Jean McManus, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2020

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