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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Jordan, RM of Roland)

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A wooden grain elevator at the Jordan siding on the CNR Miami Subdivision, in the Rural Municipality of Roland, was built around 1912 by the Manitoba Elevator Commission on land purchased from local farmer John Jordan (1854-1943). Sold to the Grain Growers Grain Company (later United Grain Growers), the elevator was sold to a local cooperative, part of the Manitoba Pool Elevators network, in 1928. It was torn down in 1951 and replaced by a new 60,000-bushel wooden elevator. A crib annex completed in 1960 increased its capacity to 133,500 bushels. Closed on 31 July 1996, the facility was sold to Delmar Commodities, which replaced the elevator spouts. The adjacent railway line was closed in 2006 and the rails were removed the following year.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1946

Arnold Lewarton

1946-1970

Matt Gibb

1970-1993

Marcel J. Thevenot

1993-1994

Dennis Hague

1994-1996

Dean Charles

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Jordan

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Jordan (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Jordan

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Jordan (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2155.

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Jordan

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Jordan (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2154.

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan (August 1999)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan (August 2005)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan (September 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan

Delmar Commodities grain elevator at Jordan (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.37015, W98.00415
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Julie Harris for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 30 July 2020

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