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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Lowe Farm, RM of Morris)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Lowe Farm, on the CNR Miami Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Morris, was built in 1937 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Closed by Agricore in 2001, the elevator was sold for private grain storage. It was being advertised for sale at the time of a 2016 site visit.

Agents / Buyers (Pool A)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1937-1938

James R. Morrison

1938-1940

Ross C. Morrison

1940-1942

T. W. McGill

1942-1945

G. A. Poersch

1945-1948

H. C. Johnson

1948-1961

John C. Green

1961-1963

D. D. Froese

1963-1972

Sidney Lewis

1972-1974

Dennis Epler

1974-1979

Ronald E. Dyck

1979-1985

George Swojanovski

1985-1992

Brian Morton

1992-1998

Ken Ewbank

1998-2001

?

Agents / Buyers (Pool B)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1941-1947

G. E. Bolton

1947-1952

Peter Zacharias

1952-1952

Joe H. Fraser

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2118.

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lowe Farm (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator and outbuildings at Lowe Farm

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator and outbuildings at Lowe Farm (October 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35435, W97.59237
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

We thank Jean McManus, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2020

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