Spruce Grove's grain elevator designated provincial historic resource
16 Oct 2020
The grain elevator which helped shape the city of Spruce Grove has been named a provincial historical resource.
Built in 1958 the Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevator served as a cornerstone for growth in the community until it was decommissioned and set for demolition in 1995. The Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society stepped up and bought the facility for $1 to prevent the demolition and have since turned the site into a fully functioning museum. It is the last remaining grain elevator of it’s kind on the CN Rail line west of Edmonton.
Residents gathered at the doors of the historic grain elevator Oct. 7 to hear Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Minister Leela Sharon Aheer officially designate the site a provincial historical resource.