Magrath

Magrath, AB grain elevators, October 2014
Magrath, AB grain elevators, October 2014

The town of Magrath, Alberta currently has four grain elevators as of 2017. They include a rare Buffalo elevator and a former Alberta Pacific elevator.

Buffalo Slope

The most notable is a Buffalo grain elevator, built in 1979.

Buffalo 1000 grain elevator in Magrath, AB. October 2014.
Buffalo 1000 grain elevator in Magrath, AB. October 2014.

This elevator was the first Buffalo elevator built, a “Buffalo 1000”. It was built for the Alberta Wheat Pool in 1979, sold to Parrish and Heimbecker in 2000, and it closed in 2003. It was sold to a private farm and is still in use today.

Alberta Pacific

Deer and the Alberta Pacific grain elevator in Magrath, AB. October 2014.
Deer and the Alberta Pacific grain elevator in Magrath, AB. October 2014.

The Alberta Pacific grain elevator in Magrath still wears its Alberta Wheat Pool colours.

Parrish and Heimbecker

Parrish & Heimbecker grain elevator in Magrath, AB. October 2014.
Parrish & Heimbecker grain elevator in Magrath, AB. October 2014.

There is another elevator decorated for Parrish & Heimbecker in Magrath. This elevator features a wooden elevator, a red wooden annex ,and three steel bins.

Mystery Elevator

Concrete grain elevator in Magrath, AB, October 2014
Concrete grain elevator in Magrath, AB, October 2014

Little is known about this elevator. BIGDoer.com says it is owned by the Church of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).

March 26, 2006

Grain Elevators in a Row

Note the large Parrish and Heimbecker elevator and small white elevator visible in the 2006 photo above. The white elevator was demolished on May 26, 2009. The P&H elevator was demolished sometime between 2006 and 2009.

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