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

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 32,000-bushel wooden grain elevator on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie was built at Oakville in 1918 by Ogilvie Flour Mills. An annex was built beside it in 1951, increasing its total capacity to 62,000 bushels. Sold around 1960 to Manitoba Pool Elevators, it became known as "Pool B" at this site. The elevator operated with its own agent until 1972 and was closed in 1975. The building was moved about two miles east of Oakville where it is used for private grain storage. It was demolished in March 2019.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1960-1964

J. R. Patton

1964-1965

Ernest Cecil Wedgewood (1918-1998)

1965-1968

Donald A. Frohwerk

1969-1972

Gary R. Small

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool B grain elevator at Oakville

Manitoba Pool B grain elevator at Oakville (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Rural, Oakville 6.

Former Manitoba Pool B grain elevator near Oakville

Former Manitoba Pool B grain elevator near Oakville (June 2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Manitoba Pool B grain elevator near Oakville

Former Manitoba Pool B grain elevator near Oakville (July 2010)
Source: Morgan Turney

Former Manitoba Pool B grain elevator near Oakville

Former Manitoba Pool B grain elevator near Oakville (April 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93370, W97.96739
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

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

Sources:

Obituary [Ernest Cecil Wedgewood], Brandon Sun, 7 August 1998, page 32.

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

We thank Steve Boyko for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Morgan Turney, and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 13 March 2020

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