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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Smith / Arthur Family Grain Elevator (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

This small wooden grain elevator, built around 1905, is a rare surviving example of an efficient, grain-handling facility used on progressive farms of the early 20th century. Designed to receive and, with the aid of mechanical equipment, store grain in separate bins, a system of chutes fed grain from upper to lower bins. The structure, lacking its elevator mechanism, is still used for grain storage in a private yard site in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. It is a municipally-designated historic site (2004).

Smith / Arthur family grain elevator

Smith / Arthur family grain elevator (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Smith / Arthur family grain elevator

Smith / Arthur family grain elevator (May 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22433, W98.97730
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Smith/Arthur Farm Elevator, NE 25-14-12W, Gladstone area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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