Silverton Grain Elevators

Silverton grain elevator and sign
Silverton grain elevator and sign

There are two Silverton grain elevators – the ex UGG grain elevator in town and an elevator located on a nearby farm.

UGG Elevator in Silverton

One of the two Silverton grain elevators
The ex UGG grain elevator in Silverton

The former UGG grain elevator in Silverton still bears strong United Grain Growers logos on both the elevator and attached annex.

This elevator was apparently built in 1917. It was moved to the site of the old British America elevator, remodeled, and had a large annex added in 1963.

The cupola of the grain elevator has a very interesting checkerboard pattern that is not evident on any other Manitoba grain elevator.

Ex UGG grain elevator in Silverton
Ex UGG grain elevator in Silverton

The elevator appears to be well maintained, with a recently-replaced roof.

Privately Owned Silverton Elevator

Private grain elevator in Silverton
Private grain elevator in Silverton

There is a small elevator located on a farm on the outskirts of Silverton. No details are available on this elevator.

Previous Silverton Grain Elevators

The first two grain elevators in Silverton were built in 1908, when the railway came to town. One was built by the Matheson Elevator Company and the other by the British America Elevator Company.

A Bawlf elevator followed in 1916. This was taken over by the Alberta Pacific in 1941, then by Federal Grain Company in 1943, which became part of Manitoba Pool.

 

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