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

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A wooden grain elevator and flour mill at Portage la Prairie, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision, was built by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. Sold to Ogilvie Milling in 1954, a crib annex constructed beside it in 1959 increased the capacity from 60,000 bushels to 118,000 bushels. Later that year, it was sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators. Last used in 1974, it was destroyed by fire on 23 August 1976, along with 3,000 bushels of flax. It was not rebuilt.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

?-1960

?

1960-1971

William Edward Demman (1907-1978)

1972-1974

George Edgar Levins (1913-?)

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Portage la Prairie

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Portage la Prairie (no date)
Source: Cooperator Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Portage la Prairie on fire

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Portage la Prairie on fire (August 1976)
Source: William Plenty

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Portage la Prairie on fire

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Portage la Prairie on fire (August 1976)
Source: William Plenty

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97894, W98.29350
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (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.

“Fire destroys Portage elevator,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1976, page 1.

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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