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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

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A wooden grain elevator in Somerset, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Lorne, was built for Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1926. It was replaced in 1992 by a steel elevator whose capacity was doubled in 2004 when the former Pool elevator, annex and steel silos at La Riviere were moved beside it. Closed around 2001, the facility is now operated by Delmar Commodities.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1942

George Farndale

1942-1978

Joseph A. De Vos

1978-1986

Denis Lafreniere

1986-1989

Wes Nickel

1989-1998

Mike Currie

1998-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Somerset

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Somerset (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The 1926 Manitoba Pool grain elevator at the site, with Paterson and UGG grain elevators in the background

The 1926 Manitoba Pool grain elevator at the site, with Paterson and UGG grain elevators in the background (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator from La Riviere being moved to Somerset

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator from La Riviere being moved to Somerset (November 2004)
Source: Chris Thompson

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Somerset

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Somerset (July 2005)
Source: Bernie Freeman

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Somerset

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Somerset (August 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41170, W98.66170
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (La Riviere, Municipality of Pembina)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

Sources:

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

We thank Bernie Freeman, Glenn Dickson, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Chris Thompson, and Mike Lisowski.

Page revised: 16 September 2022

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