Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator (Golden Stream, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

In 1956, a wooden grain elevator at Golden Stream, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was built by Federal Grain. It replaced an earlier elevator, built in 1935, that was destroyed by fire on 23 July 1955, along with two annexes, an engine house, and 48,000 bushels of grain. Sold to Manitoba Pool in 1972 and closed, it stood vacant for a time before being sold to private ownership and moved to a site alongside Highway #16.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Fred Topham


George Holt


Bill Jones


Ken Hunko


Reg Rutherford


Clare Galloway

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the former Federal grain elevator before being sold to private ownership and moved

Aerial view of the former Federal grain elevator before being sold to private ownership and moved (1957) by Hugh D. McPhail
Source: Golden Stream, McPhail Fonds, University Archives & Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.15547, W98.90666
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Federal Grain Limited

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Private Grain Elevator (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)


“Three fires in Manitoba,” Brandon Sun, 25 July 1955, page 1.

“Fires destroy theatre and grain elevator,” MacGregor Herald, 28 July 1955, page 1.

Golden Memories: Palestine, Steele Bridge, Woodside, Golden Stream by History Book Committee, 1980, pages 77-79.

We thank Bernie Freeman, Brad Small, Rose Kuzina, and Eileen Kent for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2023

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