Downtown Grande Prairie Presents

Memory Lane

A History of Downtown Grande Prairie from 1914 - 2014

SPRA 1969.29.33.108 Harry Tuffill fonds

To the south of the Co-op location, four grain elevators formed the skyline. South of the elevators, a row of warehouses housed wholesale firms such as Horne & Pitfield and Marshall Wells. In front of them was the railway line and station, the hub of transportation.

This photograph, taken ca. 1930, must have been for the arrival of a dignitary, for there appears to be a guard on duty, and the cars look remarkably clean. The elevators began to disappear during the 1960s, and the last one was moved to the agricultural industrial park north of Grande Prairie in 1980. They have since been demolished.