Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Grain Elevator Trail, Sinclair, RM of Pipestone)
A wooden grain elevator at Sinclair, on the CPR Arcola Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was built in 1928 by Manitoba Pool Elevators on behalf of a local association. In 1965, a new crib annex was built on the west side of the elevator, increasing its original 50,000-bushel capacity to 151,400 bushels. Renovations made in 1976 included installation of a digital scale, a new hoist, a second leg, and a new driveshed and office. Closed in 2002, the elevator was sold into private ownership. Used for a few years for local grain storage, it has been unused for over a decade, according to local residents.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
United Grain Growers Fonds, MSS76, Box 60, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
We thank Jean McManus, Steve Boyko, and Eugene Trush for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 February 2023