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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Portage la Prairie)

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A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Portage la Prairie, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision, was built in 1927 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. Destroyed by fire in 1948, it was rebuilt the following year. A new crib annex in 1958 increased its total capacity to 130,000 bushels. Extensive renovations were carried out in 1971. Closed around 1983, it was destroyed by fire sometime between 1984 and 1985, and not rebuilt.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1928

?

1928-1947

J. H. Whyte

1947-1949

R. Pelletier

1949-1964

John Wesley Sherritt (1899-1969)

1964-1971

Conrad Lemont Brugger (1920-2003)

1971-1972

Walter J. Reid

1973-1975

George Edgar Levins (1913-?)

1975-1983

Jack A. Sothern

1983-1985

Victor H. Penner

Photos & Coordinates

Looking eastward with former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A at Portage la Prairie in the centre, and Pool C at left and Pool B at right

Looking eastward with former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A at Portage la Prairie in the centre, and Pool C at left and Pool B at right (circa 1970)
Source: William Plenty

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97806, W98.29475
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 1 (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank William Plenty for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2020

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