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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Ridgeville, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

A wooden grain elevator in the village of Ridgeville, on the CNR Ridgeville Subdivision in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin, was constructed in 1947 by the Paterson Grain Company, supplementing an older elevator from 1935. They closed when the railway line was abandoned in 1981 and the older elevator was demolished. The newer elevator sat vacant for many years until, in 2009, it was restored for use in mixing livestock feed. It was destroyed by fire on 8 April 2010.

A railway station at right stood opposite two grain elevators, older in foreground and younger in background, at Ridgeville

A railway station at right stood opposite two grain elevators, older in foreground and younger in background, at Ridgeville (no date)
Source: Carol Wilkinson

The former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville, built in 1934 and demolished in the 1980s

The former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville, built in 1934 and demolished in the 1980s (no date)
Source: Carol Wilkinson

The former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville, built in 1947

The former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville, built in 1947 (May 2001)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2054.

The former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville

The former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville (April 2010)
Source: Carol Wilkinson

Remains of the former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville after the blaze that destroyed it

Remains of the former Paterson Grain Elevator at Ridgeville after the blaze that destroyed it (April 2010)
Source: Carol Wilkinson

Site Location (lat/long): N49.06545, W97.01172
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Carol Wilkinson and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 May 2021

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