Lowe Farm

Lowe Farm, MB grain elevator, July 2005. Contributed by Pat Scrimgeour.
Lowe Farm, MB grain elevator, July 2005. Contributed by Pat Scrimgeour.

The community of Lowe Farm, Manitoba has a single grain elevator, a former Manitoba Pool structure. The Lowe Farm grain elevator was built in 1937 (at a cost of $21,250) by the Lowe Farm Co-Operator Elevator Association Limited (Pool #154). The top of this elevator was severely damaged on July 20, 1998 by strong winds but was quickly repaired.

Lowe Farm, MB grain elevator, April 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Lowe Farm, MB grain elevator, April 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There were other Lowe Farm grain elevators:

  • Several private elevators, starting in 1898
  • Farmer’s Elevator Company elevator, built in 1905, sold to Western Canada Flour Mills, sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1940, becoming the second Pool elevator in Lowe Farms, burned August 1953
  • Canadian Consolidated Grain Company elevator, built in 1904, sold to UGG in 1954, sold to MPE in 1976 and demolished on May 7, 1984.

Thanks to “Reflections of Lowe Farm” for details on the elevators.

Lowe Farm was on the CN Miami subdivision, and was serviced by the Southern Manitoba Railway until its demise.

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