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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Hubbell Siding, Municipality of Lorne)

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A 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the Hubbell Siding of the CNR Miami Subdivision, in the Municipality of Lorne, was built in 1938 by the Canada West Grain Company. Sold to United Grain Growers in July 1948, a crib annex was built beside it in 1953, increasing its total capacity to 60,000 bushels. It was closed on 31 July 1971 and demolished later that year.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1948-1952

A. P. Pittet

1952-1955

A. J. Delaquis

1955-1964

Joe Pele

1964-1971

Rene Rondeau

Photos & Coordinates

The former grain elevator at Hubbell Siding

The former grain elevator at Hubbell Siding (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.39867, W98.59110
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Somerset East topographic map, 62G/7 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Memories of Lorne, 1880-1980: A History of the Municipality of Lorne, c1980, page 275.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 10 January 2021

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