Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Plum Coulee and District Museum (Plum Coulee, Municipality of Rhineland)
A 125,000-bushel elevator in Plum Coulee, on the CPR La Riviere Subdivision in the Municipality of Rhineland, was constructed by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1975. It featured two steel legs, 24 storage bins, and another 18 bins in an attached crib annex. Between February and April 1988, it was renovated extensively at a cost of $270,000. Agricore-United closed it in 2001 and, in May 2002, gifted the elevator to the town. Doors were cut into several of its bins to make display rooms and the former elevator opened as a community museum in 2010. It is open in July and August, Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
“Plum Coulee will turn elevator into museum,” Brandon Sun, 17 May 2002, page 4.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
We thank George Penner and Mike Lisowski for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 May 2019