The grain elevator at Veregin, about 260 kilometers northeast of Regina, has been declared the newest Provincial Heritage Property.
Veregin was established as a Doukhobor settlement from Russia in 1904.
The elevator was built in 1908 by the Doukhobors and is among the oldest known grain elevators in Saskatchewan.
The wooden crib elevator once numbered over 3 thousand in Saskatchewan but now there are an estimated 427 wooden elevators left standing in the province.
The 110 year old Veregin Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Grain Elevator is also recognized for its association with the co-operative movement in Saskatchewan.
The Provincial Heritage Property designation helps protect important places in Saskatchewan’s history.