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

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A 32,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Kenville, on the CNR Preeceville Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West, was built in 1918 by Pioneer Grain. Expanded with balloon annexes built in 1948 and 1953, increasing its total capacity to 145,000 bushels, the elevator was closed and demolished in 1988.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Ed Siverson


G. D. McMillan




J. Nelson Cotton


W. H. Goulden


J. H. Johnson


B. Matvenko


H. F. Petrie


A. J. Rusk


Mervin Beasley

After 1987

See Kenville West

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the Pioneer grain elevator at Kenville

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

Site Location (lat/long): N52.00152, W101.32388
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

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


“Pioneer’s history in Kenville goes way back,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 5 November 1987, page 19.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2021

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