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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Sperling, RM of Morris)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Sperling, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Morris, was formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. After being operated by Delmar Commodities for several years, it was demolished in March 2015.

Agents / Buyers (Pool A)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1926

Robert Howard Preston (1889-1969)

1926-1931

T. R. Wilton

1931-1939

R. F. Graham

1939-1942

Fred Helgason

1942-1963

H. Bell

1963-1972

Robert George “Bob” Michie (1923-1983)

1972-1986

George D. Green

1986-1997

Richard Houlahan

Agents / Buyers (Pool B)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1948-1949

Anthony A. “Tony” Bouchard

1950-1951

H. Johnson

1951-1952

L. A. Maxwell

1952-1955

Calvin William Harvey (1924-2003)

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sperling

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sperling (no date) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sperling

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sperling (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2013.

Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background with the United Grain Growers grain elevator

Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background with the United Grain Growers grain elevator (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2017.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Sperling

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Sperling (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Sperling

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Sperling (March 2015)
Source: Tim Greene

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.51029, W97.709421
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Sperling, RM of Morris)

Sources:

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

Obituary [Calvin William Harvey], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 2003.

We thank Gerald Houle, Jean McManus, Tim Greene, and Shelley Johnston-Frith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2022

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