Historic Sites of Manitoba: Principal’s Residence / Chancellor’s Hall (177 Dysart Road, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stone building on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba was designed by local architects Samuel Hooper and Victor Horwood, and built between 1912 and 1913 as part of the Manitoba Agricultural College. Initially, it was the residence for the Principal of the College and later the President of the University of Manitoba. Later occupants included the Natural Resources Institute. Renamed Chancellor’s Hall in 2006, it presently houses the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Principal’s House

Principal’s House (1985)
Source: Winnipeg Buildings Index

Chancellor’s Hall

Chancellor’s Hall (January 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Chancellor’s Hall

Chancellor’s Hall (April 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.81164, W97.13303
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Hooper (1851-1911)

Memorable Manitobans: Victor William Horwood (1878-1939)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College / University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg)


We thank Rose Kuzina and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2021

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