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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bell Block / Victoria Block / Daymin Court (1202 Rosser Avenue, Brandon)

This three-storey brick building on Rosser Avenue in Brandon was constructed in 1893 by contractor brothers James and William Bell at a cost of $25,000. It hosted commercial space on the main floor and offices and residential apartments on the upper floors. In 1914, its name was changed to the Victoria Block and, in 1931, it became Daymin Court. Businesses that occupied the building through the years have included the Bell Grocery, Brandon Heating and Plumbing Company, Mitrou Candy Company, piano merchant M. O. Hedley and Company, and physician Niven Agnew. During the Second World War, it hosted classes of the Brandon Normal School when they were displaced from their building by military personnel.

Daymin Court

Daymin Court (March 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84822, W99.95440
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Normal School / Model Room School (1129 Queens Street, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bell Block (370 Donald Street, Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: Marcus Oswald Hedley (1867-1930)


1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

1202 Rosser Avenue, Heritage Brandon.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 13 July 2021

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