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

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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 and opened officially on 30 January 1975. It closed in 1997 and was sold to local interests but remains in use for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Lester William “Punch” Leifer (1900-1992)


J. Stevens


Lester William “Punch” Leifer (1900-1992)


S. E. Stevens


Lester William “Punch” Leifer (1900-1992)


Larry J. Burgess


Rick J. Hamilton


R. Murray Hagyard


Brent J. Burton

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

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


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 January 2018

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