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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Letellier, RM of Montcalm)

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A 160,000-bushel composite-style grain elevator at Letellier, on the CNR Emerson Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1961, after the preceding elevator was destroyed by fire in September 1960. When a large concrete terminal was built nearby in late 1998, the elevator was used for local storage for a few years until being demolished in early 2004.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


A. P. Jarry




R. McAlinden


A. P. Jarry


B. J. Johnson


Hector Allan Maclaren (1917-1960)


Anthony A. “Tony” Bouchard


Marcel J. Thevenot


A. Maurice Hogeland


Vernon A. Nickel


Gerald Houle

Photos & Coordinates

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

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Letellier, with the United Grain Growers grain elevator in the left background (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Letellier

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Letellier (April 2004)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Location (lat/long): N49.13484, W97.30368
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Letellier, RM of Montcalm)


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

Obituary [Hector Allan Maclaren], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1960, page 15.

“Elevator officially open as new agribusiness launched,” Steinbach Carillon, 14 December 1998, page 1.

We thank Gerald Houle for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 23 July 2020

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