There are two grain elevators remaining in Three Hills, Alberta, as well as a fertilizer elevator. One is a large ex Alberta Wheat Pool elevator and the other is an ex Parrish and Heimbecker elevator and feed mill.
These elevators in Three Hills are unusual in that they are on opposite sides of the rail line (the CN Three Hills subdivision). Most towns have all elevators on the same side of the track.
Alberta Wheat Pool
This large composite grain elevator was built in 1967. It features a central elevator with integrated annexes on either side. It was purchased by a private owner in 2002 and still features the Pool logo.
Parrish and Heimbecker
There is an ex Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevator in Three Hills, part of a complex labelled “County Grain and Feed Mill”. The elevator itself is a small wooden elevator with a large wooden annex. Several aluminum clad buildings are attached to the elevator as part of the feed mill.
This elevator was likely an Elephant brand fertilizer elevator. It has new siding and is part of a complex entitled Agrium Kneehill Soil Services Ltd.
There is a Cargill Equity grain elevator complex just north of Three Hills, near Trochu, featuring a steel central elevator and many steel bins.
Historic Photos of Three Hills
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