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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A / Private Grain Elevator (Oakville, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden composite grain elevator in Oakville, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, was built between 1974 and 1975 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, replacing an elevator that was destroyed by fire in December 1973. Three steel tanks were added around 1990, increasing its capacity from 162,000 to 204,000 bushels. The facility continued to operate after the corporate merger that formed Agricore in 1998, but was closed in January 2001 as a temporary cost-cutting measure then closed permanently in November 2001 after the Agricore merger with United Grain Growers. It is now used for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1943

E. E. Payne

1943-1975

Harvey Spurstow Bailey (1910-1990)

1975-1989

Stanley Alexander “Stan” Stoughton (1929-2005)

1989-1991

Brian W. Mauthe

1991-1992

?

1992-1996

Rodney Durham

1996-1998

Glen Murray Lumgair

1998-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville (June 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2074.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville (October 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville (September 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville (September 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Oakville (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92774, W97.99993
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B / Private Grain Elevator (RM of Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Oakville, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

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

“Elevator burns at Oakville,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1973, page 4.

“Agricore shuts down elevators temporarily,” Brandon Sun, 3 January 2001, page 1.

“Farmers may start their own elevators,” Brandon Sun, 10 August 2001, page 18.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jean McManus, Doreen Smith, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2020

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