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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Kenville, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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A 50,000-bushel elevator at Kenville, on the CNR Preeceville Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West, was built in 1928 by Manitoba Pool on behalf of a local association. Increased in 1940 to 80,000 bushels with an annex made from a former elevator, a second crib annex was added in 1965, by which time its total capacity was 152,000 bushels. Closed around 1997, it was demolished between August and September 1999.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1928

J. F. Kitt

1928-1929

J. E. Greenaway

1929-1938

Gordon Alexander Greenaway (1898-1983)

1938-1943

P. J. McDonald

1943-1945

C. E. Moffitt

1945-1952

J. E. Hodgins

1952-1977

Harvey Gilbert Somers (1912-2011)

1977-1988

Orest Nimetz

1988-1991

Brent Fisher

1991-1998

Neil Bayes

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kenville

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Kenville (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool B (left) and A (right) grain elevators at Kenville

Manitoba Pool B (left) and A (right) grain elevators at Kenville (1969)
Source: Bonnie Kasper

Manitoba Pool A elevator at Kenville

Manitoba Pool A elevator at Kenville (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2129.

Site Location (lat/long): N52.00247, W101.32178
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pioneer Grain Elevator (Kenville, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pioneer Grain Elevator (Kenville West, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Sources:

Obituary [Harvey Gilbert Somers], Grandview Exponent, 22 November 2011, page 9.

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

“Elevator down,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 7 September 1999, page 2.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Bonnie Kasper and Glenn Dickson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2021

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