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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Domain, RM of Macdonald)

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A wooden grain elevator at Domain, on the CPR La Riviere Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, was built in 1928 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Nine years later, a collapsing foundation forced it to close until repairs could be made. Initially rated with a 40,000-bushel capacity, it was enlarged with temporary balloon annexes in 1951 then with a 60,000-bushel, 18-bin crib annex in 1966. The facility was fully renovated in 1992. Closed by Agricore in 2001, it was sold into private ownership that oversaw the addition of two steel tanks on its north side.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Reginald Grundy (1903-1961)


Frank Cole McBurney (1909-1986)




George W. Post


Harold B. Graham


S. C. Strutt


James N. Litster


Phil Hannibal


David Dayholos


Peter Friesen


Ed Baldwin


Peter Friesen


Ed Baldwin



Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Domain

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Domain (June 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2324.

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Domain

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Domain (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Domain

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Domain (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61478, W97.32142
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [Reginald Grundy], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1961, page 27.

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

Obituary [Frank Cole McBurney], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1986, page 48.

We thank Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2020

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