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MHS Centennial Business: Woodbine Hotel

The Woodbine Hotel began business at 466 Main Street as Dufferin Hall in 1878, a "diminutive hostel 22 feet wide and approximately twice as long ... originally a wood frame structure." It was given its present name in 1881. Fires in 1904 and 1923 led to structural alterations, and adaptation helped it to weather prohibition and social change - women have only been permitted since March of 1985. Don and Dana Matthews, the owner and hotel manager, accepted the award.

An MHS Centennial Business Award was presented by Judith Hudson Beattie, Ken Zealand and David Deane in May 2004.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Woodbine Hotel (466 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Page revised: 11 May 2012

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