Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
MHS
Annual
General
Meeting

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: National Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Silverton, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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

A “ghost sign” is readily apparent in this former United Grain Growers elevator at Silverton, on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. Built around 1918 by the British America Elevator Company and acquired by National Grain in 1940, the 34,000-bushel elevator was sold to UGG six years later. An older UGG elevator was torn down in 1963 and this elevator was moved to its site, a 65,000-bushel crib annex was built beside it, and the plant was modernized. A new white-and-blue paint job covered over the former UGG graphic and checkerboard pattern, which has been slowly revealed as the newer paint flakes off. Traded to Manitoba Pool in 1974, it was closed on 31 December 1990 and is in private hands now. It is no longer serviced by a railway line and appears to be unused.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1946-1974

?

1974-1980

Alan Wilson

1980-1986

Richard Dereniwski

1986-1988

Brad Scora

1988-1989

Barry Semple

1989-1990

Glenn Fehr

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2046.

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (January 2000)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (May 2016)
Source: Bernadine Brown

Aerial view of former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton

Aerial view of former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Silverton (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.76643, W101.16312
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Silverton elevator to close,” Russell Banner, 3 April 1990, page 2A.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Mike Lisowski, Jean McManus, and Bernadine Brown.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.