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Architecture of Manitoba

08 July 2010

1883 – Vaughan Street Jail, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Walter Chesterton & Samuel Hooper Built in 1881, this building was the provincial jail receiving criminals from Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Ontario. Men, women and children were housed here in the late...

17 December 2009

1884 – Beautiful Plains County Court Building, Neepawa, Manitoba

Architect: C. Osborn Wickenden During the Manitoba land boom of the late l870s and early l880s settlers from Ontario were attracted to the Beautiful Plains area. The Town of Neepawa was incorporated in...

22 April 2010

1884 – Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Charles H. Wheeler The third church on this site, the present church was commenced in 1883 and completed in 1884. The architect, Charles H. Wheeler, also designed Dalnavert, the Winnipeg home of...

13 August 2009

1884 – Knox Presbyterian Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Balston C. Kenway Built in the boom years of the early 1880s, the cost of this new church, with the site, was $60,000; it was opened for services on 17 August 1884....

21 April 2010

1884 – Telegram Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: William Hodgson This building was constructed for R.J. Whitla & Co., dry goods wholesaler and internally features pre-fabricated cast iron columns. Whitla & Co. constructed a larger warehouse on McDermot Avenue in...

04 July 2010

1886 – City Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Barber & Barber A complete Victorian fantasy of a city hall, this the second City Hall for Winnipeg was mired in controversy for its entire lifetime. Disputes over the location, materials used...

09 October 2014

1886 – Post Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Constructed as the Winnipeg Post Office and Customs Office, it was only used as such until 1908, when a new post office building was constructed on Portage Avenue. Used as federal offices until...

27 April 2010

1887 – 173 McDermot Avenue – Mitchell Block, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: A.T. Timewell The date stone over the centre window of the top floor of this building reads 1886, making it one of the earlier structures of the area. It was built for...

17 December 2009

1889 – Former Railway Station, Miami, Manitoba

No longer connected to the railway network, this is an early survivor of the Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway. Used for many years by the Canadian Northern and the Canadian National Railways, it...