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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Grandview, Municipality of Grandview)

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A wooden grain elevator at Grandview, on the CNR Togo Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Grandview, was built in the early 20th century by United Grain Growers. A temporary annex built beside it during the Second World War, later expanded in capacity to 60,000 bushels, was used for nearly 40 years. In 1953, a new 70,000-bushel elevator was built beside the older elevator, replacing a flour shed and coal bins at the site. A 125,000-bushel cribbed annex was built beside the new elevator in 1961 and, ten years later, the older elevator was repaired and converted to an annex. The wartime annex was demolished in 1981 and later the old elevator-annex. The remaining structure closed on 1 July 2000 and was demolished in late November 2000.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1913-1917

W. Waters

1917-1920

L. G. Andrews

1920-1921

J. Landsborough

1921-1924

Steve Bergson

1924-1925

G. Martin

1925-1948

H. R. Walker

1948-1949

Tom White

1949-1955

Les S. Adams

1955-1957

J. Borden Arnold

1957-1978

Alf Kelso

1978-1985

Wayne E. Winters

1985-2000

?

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Grandview

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview (1960s)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Grandview

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview (1960s)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Grandview

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Grandview

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview, with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview, with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Grandview (May 1998)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N51.17238, W100.70059
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Grandview, Municipality of Grandview)

Sources:

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

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

“UGG elevator to close July 1st,” Grandview Exponent, 9 November 1999, page 1.

“UGG elevator comes tumbling down,” Grandview Exponent, 28 November 2000, page 1.

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2020

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