Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pearson Elevator / Bawlf Grain Elevator / Alberta Pacific Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

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A wooden grain elevator at Basswood, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview, was built before 1909 by the Pearson Elevator Company. Sold in 1917 to Bawlf Grain, it was re-sold to the Alberta Pacific Grain Company (1941) then to Manitoba Pool Elevators (1943). Closed in 1976, it was sold in 1978 to the local curling club. They demolished it to obtain lumber to build a new curling rink.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Frances Vivian “Murchy” Murchison (1907-1994)


James D. “Jim” Brown


William Bruce Johnson


A. A. “Scotty” Scott

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Basswood (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.30255, W100.03143
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Grain Elevator / Forsythe Grain Elevator / Province Grain Elevator / Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Basswood, RM of Oakview)


“Mr. and Mrs. Harry Levins,” Rural Reflections, Volume 2: 1879-1982 by Isabella History Committee, 1982, pages 278-279.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Mike Lisowski, Glenn Dickson, and George Penner.

Page revised: 23 January 2019

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