Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Thornhill, RM of Stanley)

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A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Thornhill, on the CPR La Riviere Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Stanley, was built in 1926 for a local cooperative by Manitoba Pool Elevators. An annex was built beside it in 1951, raising its total capacity to 111,000 bushels. It became Pool A when elevators formerly operated by Ogilvie Flour Mills and Lake of the Woods Milling were acquired in early 1960. They became Pool and Pool C, respectively, although Pool C was short-lived, being destroyed by fire around 1962 and not rebuilt. The remaining two elevators, each with an attached annex, operated until being closed in July 1978. They were later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


F. G. Henty


Walter Code


Arthur James Whidden (1885-1942)


A. W. McIntyre


Joseph Franklin “Frank” Russell (1895-1971)


Harry Allan Sandy (1914-1974)


George Victor Hartry (1916-1990)


Frank Donald Bergen (1933-1992)


Gordon Luther Handford (1912-1993)


Howard Morrow

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Thornhill

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Thornhill (1948)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library

Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Thornhill

Manitoba Pool grain elevators A (left) and B (right) at Thornhill (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

Site Location (lat/long): N49.20056, W98.23104
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Thornhill, RM of Stanley)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Thornhill, RM of Stanley)


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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Julie Harris, Edith Mulhall, and Denis Sabourin (Sabourin Geomatics Ltd.).

Page revised: 27 March 2018

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