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