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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (South Railway Avenue, Waskada, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Waskada, on the CPR Lyleton Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada, was built in September 1961 by Manitoba Pool Elevators to replace an elevator destroyed by fire on 16 June 1961. Its Pool corporate emblem was removed when it became part of the short-lived Agricore then closed around 2000. The Agricore signage remained on the building at the time of a 2018 site visit. It is no longer served by a railway line.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


W. P. Smith


J. Merrick


G. N. Henry


William Thomas Fraser (1897-1972)

1960-1961 (A)

William Thomas Fraser (1897-1972)

1960-1961 (B)

John Mitchell


William Thomas Fraser (1897-1972)


M. D. Louttit


Danny B. Morris


Gerald Habing


Darrell Barker



Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Waskada

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Waskada (1997)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Waskada

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Waskada (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Waskada

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Waskada (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Waskada

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Waskada (October 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.09530, W100.80119
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Waskada, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)


“Students grab buckets to help save Waskada,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 June 1961, page 33.

Obituary [William Thomas Fraser], Russell Banner, 3 February 1972, page 8.

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

We thank Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2023

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