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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

Link to:
Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Russell, on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in late 1974 to replace an elevator destroyed by fire on 5 March 1974. It opened officially on 30 January 1975. Closed by Agricore in 2001 and sold to local interests, the off-track facility remains in use for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1940-1946

Lester William “Punch” Leifer (1900-1992)

1946-1947

J. Stevens

1947-1950

Lester William “Punch” Leifer (1900-1992)

1950-1951

S. E. Stevens

1951-1965

Lester William “Punch” Leifer (1900-1992)

1965-1983

Larry J. Burgess

1983-1991

Rick J. Hamilton

1991-1995

R. Murray Hagyard

1995-1997

Brent J. Burton

1997-2001

?

Photos & Maps

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Russell

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Russell (May 2016)
Source: Bernadine Brown

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Russell

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Russell (May 2016)
Source: Bernadine Brown

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Russell

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Russell (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.77880, W101.27778
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Fire destroys elevator,” Russell Banner, 14 March 1974, page 1.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Obituary [Lester Leifer], Russell Banner, 7 January 1992, page 9.

We thank Mike Lisowski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bernadine Brown.

Page revised: 10 October 2018

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