Elevator B, used by a local farmer, stands behind an old farm truck at the edge of town.
It’s like a piece of paper that’s been written on and rewritten, until you can’t read what the original message was.
As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
The offices for the Five Roses elevator have long been boarded. To the left you can see the Manitoba Pool Elevator slogan, “Service at Cost”, meaning they would not make profit off farmers and dues.
A passing cloud almost looks like a puff of smoke from the trimmed smokestack of Consolidated D. In the lower corner you can see a little Stonehenge that someone with a sense of humor and heavy equipment built.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
Kurth bears a ghost sign. Recently, its main sign was destroyed by graffiti artists in 2015.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.